This door stood out against the hard brick wall. Somehow it seemed softer, more attractive, and very much older than the building around it. It was as though the door had been there forever; someone had just happened upon it and built a building around it. Strong, weathered, and original. Unique.
So… I am not an uber-political person. I care how things get done to an extent, and I have my philosophies regarding stance (Democrat vs. Republican), but I see myself as more of a centrist overall. Personally, I find there is too much ego and personal issues brought into everything (not just from the voter, but also those who are supposed to represent the masses), so certain groups of people are quickly overlooked and ignored, while personal agendas take the forefront of platforms. But I’m not getting on a soap box here. This is for photographs, right? 🙂
So I went to the State Capital of Kansas in Topeka, KS the other day. It’s an astounding building, well over 100 years old, and is in the process of being restored. As you walk into the rotunda area, you can see all the way up into the dome, and it is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy this picture!
Kansas Capital Dome
While in Aruba in a few years ago, we came across an old Gold Mine Smelting facility, which (unlike historical places here in the U.S.) we could climb all over and explore to our hearts’ content. While climbing through the ruins, I saw this view of the ocean, and then I began wondering how any work got done. Personally, I would have had a difficult time working if I was that close to the beach.
Bushiribana Gold Mine Smelter Ruins, Aruba
We went to Wells Overlook Park near Lawrence, KS, and saw some astounding panoramic views. I will definitely have to go back there on a sunny day, since the overcast day really muted the colors and the chance at a spectacular sunset. However, this plate with the bolts holding together the outlook station really caught my eye, and I thought that you all might enjoy it as well.
Red Metal Plate with Rusted Bolts