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The State House #2 – The Great Hall of Flags

Posted in Travel, USA by Dennis Wright on November 2, 2008

The Great Hall of Flags comes as a stark change from most of the rest of the building. It is effectively the large inner courtyard of a more recent extension, with a marble floor and glass roof. As its name suggests it is ornamented with a dazzling array of flags.

The chandelier-style clock is so Jules Verne, don’t you think? And if you’re wondering how those flags are put in place or removed …

… an elevated platform comes in handy. A Skyjack SJIII 3226 no less!

Back inside the more traditional part of the building, I couldn’t help but see something of Hogwarts in the criss-crossing staircases.


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  1. Dennis Wright said, on November 2, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    The clock was, it seems, designed by RM Fischer, the New York artist.

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