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Travel Photography: Vermont State House

My recent visit to Vermont included an afternoon in Montpelier, the state capital. It’s more like a small town than anything else. Population’s just over 8,000, which makes Montpelier the smallest capital city in the United States.

My Montpelier afternoon centered on the Vermont State House, where my Aunt Jean is a volunteer tour guide…

Travel Photography - Vermont State House, Montpelier

Here’s Aunt Jean leading a tour. She’s showing the group what the State House has looked like during various periods in history. The current State House is version 3.0…

Travel Photography - Vermont State House tour group, Montpelier

Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen towers over the State House entrance walkway…

Travel Photography - Ethan Allen statue at the Vermont State House, Montpelier

In the State House lobby is a marble floor made of two types of Vermont marble…

Travel Photography - Marble floor in lobby of Vermont State House, Montpelier

The dark marble came from a 500 million-year-old coral reef. This reef is now above ground on Isle La Mott, an island in Lake Champlain. The dark marble has imprints of fossilized creatures. The white marble came from Danby, which is in southern Vermont.

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