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:
The big “M” set in the floor and made of small tiles made a strong statement for the seat of power in Mississippi.
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.
Ceiling in debating chamber, with many electric light bulbs. The Capitol building was a pioneer in having electricity.
So many Art Nouveau windows ……some in colour…..
….. and some in clear glass. All beautiful.