View from the 9th level of the Capitol

The 9th level balcony is generally open to the public and gives avery nice view of Madison. The pictures taken as the raw material for the above panorama were made with a 19mm Nikon lens and suffer from distortion around the edges and especially in the corners. Because I was in a hurry, I only took 8 pictures and thus the stitcher didn't have enough distortion-free data to work with and thus there are some very ugly artifacts on several of the near-by buildings. (Live and learn!) For a view from the lower 4th balcony, click here. For a very nice, nearly distortion-free view from the inaccessible balcony around the lantern, click here.