The thing that struck me most about this building was the color, gray and blue. The grey is actually white marble, the blue I haven’t gotten to the bottom of yet [update. Thanks to Eddie, see below in the comments, here’s the answer: https://denverite.com/2018/02/14/why-colorado-capitol-two-colors/ ]. The cupola is copper sheet covered in gold leaf from a Colorado mine and celebrates the Colorado gold rush.
It looked a bit like a half painted Airfix kit to my eye, but I loved how the cupola popped against the clouds.Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.