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Address: Montpelier, VT
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Statue of the Roman goddess of agriculture stands atop the dome of the...

Statue of the Roman goddess of agriculture stands atop the dome of the Capitol.

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Dome-topper

Ceres is perched atop the Statehouse dome in Montpelier, Vermont's capitol city. As you drive into Montpelier, you can't miss her. Ceres is the (Greek?) goddess of agriculture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

"Ceres, the goddess of agriculture. Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain, and the love a mother bears for her child. She was the daughter of Saturn and Ops, the sister of Jupiter, and the mother of Proserpine." It makes Vermonters proud that we have such a symbol of prosperity, love, motherhood, and harvest on the top of our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ceres is perched atop the Statehouse dome in Montpelier, Vermont's capitol city. As you drive into Montpelier, you can't miss her. Ceres is the (Greek?) goddess of agriculture, and a famous landmark in Vermont. Appropriate for such a rural state. Locals get a kick out of all the tourists clustered in the same spot at the foot of the State... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

She sits atop the Capitol dome in this agricultural state. And that is not a crown on her head: it is spikes to help keep birds away. Bring binoculars.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Ceres is the goddess of Agriculture who stands atop the State Capitol Dome. I've been fortunate enough to have had a private tour (due to a charitable auction). I've stood at her feet. You don't need to get that close to enjoy her. Also, visit the Statehouse- it's worth the time.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

The Capitol is an attraction, and this statue is something to look at when you visit the capitol. It's not clear why this gets its own entry.

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West Des Moines, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

...as you enter the Capitol grounds. What looks like a crown is spikes to keep pigeons off her head. My 200mm lens could get a decent picture of her, if you want a good close-up bring the doubler.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The statue on top of the Vermont State House, often referred to as Ceres, is actually named Agriculture. The original statue was carved by Larkin Mead but the current wooden lady was a replacement made by Dwight Dwinell, Sgt. at Arms of the State House, in 1938, when the original had rotted.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Ceres (or Demeter for those who prefer Greek) presides over the State House atop the false dome....rather in keeping with that architectural slight of hand, Ms. C is not stone, but carved out of local wood...after all these years, is also still single.....

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