Ad Astra And The Full Moon

The beauty of living only six and a half blocks from the State Capital in Topeka was fully evident Saturday night. A brilliant full moon framed the Ad Astra statue on the top of Capital doom. We have only to step outside our home to enjoy the view and take the photograph.

Named for the state motto, “Ad Astra per Aspera,” which means “To the Stars Through Difficulties,” the 20-foot tall statue took its place on the dome in 2002. The Native American archer aims his arrow to the North Star. Salina native Richard Bergen created the stunning work.

Our Capital building is undergoing a long and costly restoration that we feel is worth every penny. Kansans should always take pride in our beautiful Capital both inside and out. We are happy to share our view with you.

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6 Responses to Ad Astra And The Full Moon

  1. Wow ! Jeff – this is a fine, fine image. The way the capitol dome “looms” in the darkness – that is a delicate balance. Good job.

  2. Scott Weaver says:

    Jeff, your photo is much better than mine. Great work.

    scottweaverphotos.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/moon-shot/

  3. jeffjacobsen says:

    Scott, that would be a rarity for me. Thanks.

  4. Your Ad Astra with the full moon is wonderful! I am looking for photos like this for my hobby website about state capitol buildings. Please see http://statecapitols.tigerleaf.com/fav-statues.htm#ks and let me know if you will allow your photo to be added there. If you have any questions, please ask.

  5. Lisa Williams says:

    Hi Jeff,
    I love the photo. Do you have others similar to this? I’m looking for cool photos of Topeka to use on a wedding invitation. Thanks!!

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