Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sacramento's Jewel in the Crown.....


















Try to block out political considerations, namely the fact that it may be considered a symbol of debt in California to the tune of billions of dollars, and appreciate it purely on aesthetic and artistic grounds, then the State Capitol truly is Sacramento's jewel in the crown. The stately white building commands the surrounding vistas and contains a wealth of architectural details.....


















The beautiful grounds contain flowers and trees from all over the world, and some very striking monuments to the fallen in war, Vietnam, firefighters and many, many more... The Peace garden full of the most gorgeous of roses is perhaps the most stunning place to wander....


















The vibrantly-hued camelias were just coming into full bloom when I visited in April.... a strong contrast to the terrible air of depression hanging over the rest of the city which is clearly experiencing very tough times indeed....let's hope it gets onto the road to recovery very soon and such hardship becomes a thing of the past...


















For more global glimpses this week, check out My World Tuesday postings by clicking here. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures, Catherine, and I do agree with you in appreciating the capital for it's beauty, not the enormous debt associated with it. Gorgeous flowers and wonderful collages! Thanks for the beauty! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

...louciao... said...

I love your flower arrangements! Excellent examples of some of the best things in life that are free.

cocomino said...

Very beautiful flowers.They moved me.
Thank you for sharing.

Fly Girl said...

Yes, Sacramento is really struggling now but you've shown a more positive side of the city. Love the cacti banner!

Catherine said...

glad you like these flower and memorial shots - have a good week...

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shadows all around, captured very well.