Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Minnesota State Capitol


State Capitol - Minnesota -
One of the most magnificent state capitols in the country. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it houses the offices of the Governor and other state officials.

Photo by Bruce Sherve

postmarked in 1990 with 15 cent 'Buffalo Bill Cody' stamp

If you look at the center of the building, the gold statue you see is this ........


The Quadriga - Minnesota State Capitol - The sculpture, "Progress of the State", created by Daniel Chester French and Edward Potter represents the successful cooperation of people and nature. The horses represent earth, wind, fire and water. The female figures represent industry and agriculture. The dramatic appearance of the sculpture is enhanced by gold leaf.

Photo Bob Firth/Firth Photo Bank

postmarked in 1992 with 19 cent balloon stamp

1 comment:

Shaunna said...

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Have a great day!