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A day of contrasts…

This view shows the inside of Idaho's state capitol dome, viewed from the rotunda. The Capitol has been closed for renovation for two years; it reopens in January. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
This view shows the inside of Idaho's state capitol dome, viewed from the rotunda. The Capitol has been closed for renovation for two years; it reopens in January. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Yesterday was a day of sharp contrasts for me, when I went from photographing Idaho's maximum security prison - likely the least accessible of all our public buildings in the state - to the state Capitol, which traditionally has been the most accessible, but has been closed for renovation for the past two years. It reopens in January, and while workers are still working away, it looks very cool. Here's a view of the dome from inside the rotunda, with the new historically correct two-toned paint job that brings out the architectural details...




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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