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Snapshots

  1. central clerestory

    Snapshot Title: central clerestory
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A rectangular clerestory feature at the centre of the roof provides the light to ignite the umbrella-like stained glass feature above the grand staircase within. The reds, golds and blues of the glas...



  2. entry doors

    Snapshot Title: entry doors
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    In keeping with the castle imagery, the huge entrance doors are embossed to resemble a medieval portcullis, and, naturally, reclining lines flank the top of the staris leading to the doors.



  3. stained glass

    Snapshot Title: stained glass
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The setting sun reflects off the coloured stained glass --- a rare event when the normally black-looking glazing can glow with the colours best seen from within (or outside at night). The colours do ...