A feast of Art Nouveau

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On the recent road trip I had with family whilst staying in the US, we travelled through Mississippi. On a grey rainy day we visited the state Capitol in Jackson and were dazzled by the decor. Built in the early 1900s, the building has many Art Nouveau features, which I gleefully turned my camera towards, quietly drooling and forgetting to listen to many of the historical facts given by the guide. Here’s a selection of what caught my eye:

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The big “M” set in the floor and made of small tiles made a strong statement for the seat of power in Mississippi.

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The interior of the golden lift. Trump eat your heart out – you’re not the only one with a golden lift, and this one is really classy.

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Ceiling in debating chamber, with many electric light bulbs. The Capitol building was a pioneer in having electricity.

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So many Art Nouveau windows ……some in colour…..

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….. and some in clear glass. All beautiful.

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