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Old Louisiana State Capitol stained glass window
Vertical Panorama of the Los Angeles Central Library Interior
On my 2nd trip to the LA Central Library, I decided to photograph the Tom Bradley Atrium and its hanging chandeliers, and I took enough pictures to make a vertical panoramic photo of it. This is the first panoramic photo I’ve made and I’m very pleased with it. Click the photo to see the full-size.
The Old Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA
Built in 1847 to both look and function as an actual castle. The land it sits on overlooks the Mississippi River and is believed to be the site where French explorers saw the red pole (le baton rouge) which would become the capital city’s namesake. It was captured during the Civil War, during which Union troops used it as a prison and later a garrison. It caught fire twice during this time and eventually underwent a massive reconstruction in 1882. It remained in use until 1932, when the New State Capitol was completed. It now serves as the Museum of Political History.