The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the "New" State House, is the state capitol and house of government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts.
The building is situated on 6.7 acres (27,000 square metres) of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston, adjacent to the Boston Common on Beacon Street. It was built on land once owned by John Hancock, Massachusetts's first elected governor.
Before the current State House was completed during 1798, Massachusetts's government house was the Old State House on Court Street. For his design for the building, architect Charles Bulfinch was inspired by two buildings of London: William Chambers's Somerset House, and James Wyatt's Pantheon.
A major expansion of the original building was completed in 1895. The architect for this was Bostonian Charles Brigham. During 1917 the east and west wings were completed, designed by architects Sturgis, Chapman & Andrews.
The original shot was made using Agfachrome slide film in September 1985 Apologies for any technical shortcomings and lack of sharpness as a result of aging and the transfer to digital.
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besnard (48759) 2013-02-01 0:51
Ta phot n'a pas pris une ride. Une bonne présentation de cet établissement coloré et élégant.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
serp2000 (29158) 2013-02-01 1:21
Good quality for a scanned photo. Amazing effect of a paper structure. Clever composition, excellent colors. Oh, so romantic times... We lived in the end of XX century and we look to the future with optimism.
Thanks for memories.
Noel_Byrne (7301) 2013-02-01 2:52
That is an impressive building, and you have a perfect point of view on it, framed brilliatnly by the lush trees. As Serghei says, the quality is fantastic considering its a scanned image. Really nice light, and the colours are great, in the building, and the rows of plants in the foreground. I never fail to be amazed at the grandeur of the state capital buildings.
All the best
timecapturer (30256) 2013-02-01 3:27
a magnificent shot of this wonderful building and framed so beautifully. This one has sufferred a little on digital conversion but all the same it is a gloriously colourful shot and worthy of its posting here.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
tedesse (22096) 2013-02-01 4:15
Excellent POV and composition, beautiful symmetrical frame! Beautiful colors and light, good sharpness. Good quality a scanned image.
Have a nice weekend
jemaflor (68837) 2013-02-01 5:19
Nice monument very well framed I like the composition with leaves and blue sky, light is perfectly captured to give pleasant colors, tfs.
Nicou (97583) 2013-02-01 5:21
quel cadrage et image suseprbe avec la végétation et cette maison cossue en fond superbe captage et compo merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (39148) 2013-02-01 6:02
Un autre scan bien réussi même si la photo à une texture un brin spéciale et que les couleurs sont un petit peu fausses.J'aime beaucoup le cadrage fourni par les branches au niveau supérieur.
Fis2 (73056) 2013-02-01 6:21
I like POV and super composition.
Have a nice afternoon
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-02-01 6:36
Beautiful and well shown construction, with the leaves forming a nice frame. Good work, congratulations!
Silvio1953 (98051) 2013-02-01 11:20
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fantastic architecture, lovely composition well framed by leaves, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (86347) 2013-02-01 12:04
Belle architecture très particulière de ce très beau batiment colorée sous le ciel bleu, le cadrage des feuilles en haut de l'image sont étonnante comme s'il y avait des languettes de bois!!! mais de toute façon c'est une belle image
pierrefonds (48321) 2013-02-01 12:13
The branches are helping to frame the building. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Massachusetts State House. the good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
ACL1978 (5755) 2013-02-01 13:54
Hello Stephen - indeed we do have very similar themes today.Nice old image of the State House - an often-photographed subject of my own (see here, for example). Nice POV, with the trees as cover here. This was taken probaby from right next to the Robert Gould Shaw/54th Regiment monument. Much like your shot from the Hancock building, excellent quality considering we're looking at a scan of nearly 30 years. Thanks! I'm adding this to my State Houses theme.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-01 15:45
Le cadrage à travers les arbres est très agréable. Une photo qui décrit efficacement ce bâtiment officiel. La numérisation est de très bonne qualité. Bravo.
Sonata11 (28273) 2013-02-01 20:32
very beautiful architecture of Massachusetts State House. Perfect light, clarity, POV. Great depth of field. Marvelous execution, excellent sky. Well done. TFS.
All the best and have a great WE,
dkmurphys (36737) 2013-02-02 9:47
Simple and attractive postcard with the impressive building. Well taken!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (67254)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1985-09-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon AE-1 Program
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): US State Houses - East [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-01 0:47