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Savannah City Hall's Dome

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 January 2020 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Savannah City Hall is the first building constructed by the citizens of Savannah expressly and exclusively to serve as the seat of municipal government. Opened on January 2, 1906, it has served continuously in this role since that date. City Hall was preceded on this site by the City Exchange, built in 1799 and razed in 1904. Along with municipal offices, the City Exchange housed the custom house, a post office, and newspaper offices. City Hall was designed by Savannah architect Hyman W. Witcover and built 1904-1905 by the Savannah Contracting Company during the administration of Mayor Herman Myers. It is a Renaissance Revival structure of granite and limestone exterior. The original copper dome was first gold leafed in 1987.

Photo captured October 7, 2019 while passing by on the Georgia Queen.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 99 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Très joli ce jaune avec la pendule assortie.

16 Jan 2020 6:10am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A pretty and decorative dome.

16 Jan 2020 6:11am

Anne from France

Joli dome

16 Jan 2020 6:30am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Valuable looking. Is it gilded

16 Jan 2020 6:35am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Superb golden dome

16 Jan 2020 6:43am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Il est magnifique de dôme !
Bonne journée Steven

16 Jan 2020 8:26am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I like its colors and architecture. Superb!

16 Jan 2020 8:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent capture of the dome Steven. The Boston State House has one similar to this one.

16 Jan 2020 9:29am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


16 Jan 2020 9:32am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

It's fantastic a great photo with beautiful colors and details.

16 Jan 2020 10:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I think they should have stuck with the copper myself, the gold leaf is a tad lurid in contrast to stonework. Well captured though

16 Jan 2020 10:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh really fantastic dome !

16 Jan 2020 11:18am

Rose from United States

It is a beauty! I want to think and go look for more pics...wondering if that dome might have used to be copper. The one in Terre Haute was copper and had all that patina that comes with copper. A few years ago they painted it gold...and I always wonder why they changed cause I bet there was a reason.

16 Jan 2020 1:04pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Magnifique dôme

16 Jan 2020 1:05pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful image against a lovely sky..I love that golden dome especially !!!And thank you for the History :)))

16 Jan 2020 3:12pm

omar from Germany

Majestic dome you found, great color and shape.

16 Jan 2020 3:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a majestic feel

16 Jan 2020 3:31pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ces horloges jaune ce sommet cette coupole en dorure superbe vue
Belle soirée

16 Jan 2020 3:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely dome that must have been the source of civic pride.

16 Jan 2020 4:45pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great looking dome and clock tower made richer with the colorful top.

16 Jan 2020 6:01pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Majestueux ce dôme en jaune, c'est vraiment un très joli contraste sur le ciel bleu.
Ta prise superbe bien sûre.

16 Jan 2020 6:06pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

16 Jan 2020 7:04pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Spectacular dome.

16 Jan 2020 7:26pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

another fine architectural shot with excellent color and detail... and of course your always flawless perspective

17 Jan 2020 1:28am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice capture from the boat. Beautiful dome.

17 Jan 2020 1:32am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Now that I see this, Steven, I remember it! How could one ever forget that color!

17 Jan 2020 6:33am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique tout simplement , cette association de couleur est bien vue ...
Bonne journée

17 Jan 2020 7:49am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a great dome on the hall !

17 Jan 2020 8:15am

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

The gold coating has made this dome gorgeous! I suspect the copper didn't look half bad either...

17 Jan 2020 10:24am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

très impressionnant ce dome !!

17 Jan 2020 10:46am

willy from Belgium

un bel édifice avec ce dôme doré Steven

une très belle prise de vue


17 Jan 2020 11:21am

Remus from Portugal

Gold is really in sight.
Great capture!

17 Jan 2020 12:16pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

an extraordinary structure and what a fine capture with the beautiful sky

17 Jan 2020 4:20pm

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

A wonderful photo!

17 Jan 2020 10:36pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Magnifique ce dôme, très élégant et merci encore pour les informations jointes... j'apprécie beaucoup.

18 Jan 2020 5:33am

yoshimiparis from France

the dome of the building has probably been redecorated recently, it is absolutely superb

18 Jan 2020 7:11am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!

18 Jan 2020 7:21pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

Groovy! I was not able to get in to comment x 1 week.
I hope you are well; the photo is a delight as always.

20 Jan 2020 12:19am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous building. I love the yellow! Great history and information. The sky really accentuates the yellow.

20 Jan 2020 2:38am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

A stunning image, Steven! Beautifully done! I didn't get anything near to this good, our skies were gray on our visit...

20 Jan 2020 4:00am

London Caller from United Kingdom

How come the flag is flying at half mast?

21 Jan 2020 1:19pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Ce dôme est superbe !

21 Jan 2020 9:10pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Majestic building beautifully photographed. Lovely sky and gorgeous colours. :)

22 Jan 2020 4:34am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow. The yellow really seems to glow against that vibrant blue background.

22 Jan 2020 11:11am