I’m taking another quick detour from the travel posts (they will resume soon) to show some recent photos taken of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
In my opinion, Utah has one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country. The granite-clad structure with marble interior is situated on a hill (aptly named ‘Capitol Hill’) overlooking downtown and much of the Salt Lake Valley. Opened in 1916, the neoclassical architectural design was influenced by other capitol buildings in Rhode Island, Minnesota, and Kentucky. Along with the nearby LDS Temple, the capitol building is among Salt Lake City’s most iconic buildings.
There are many different vantage points to see the capitol from. It is very visible. Here are some recent photos from the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake.