Friday, September 30, 2011

Night Skyline

This is another night shot taken the same night as the photo in Sunday's post.  I was on the East Hartford riverbank.  For other photographers displaying images with reflections, click here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

General Griffin Stedman

General Griffin Stedman's statue stands in Barry Square in the southwest neighborhood of Hartford.  He was killed during the series of battles in Virginia known as the Siege of Petersburg.

When I googled his name to learn more, I came across this interesting piece of research, which was stimulated by the writer's visit to this statue.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Crystal is a lawyer with a financial planning and estate planning practice.  We have been friends for 18 years.  I was paired with Crystal for some trust building exercises at Outward Bound in Colorado.  Later, we both rode in an early morning bicycle group back in Hartford.  I dropped out when I took a job in Ohio, but Crystal still rides.  The biking is over for this year -- too dark in the morning -- but I think I will rejoin next spring.

We ran into each other last weekend in Elizabeth Park. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Little Something Bakery

Park Road in West Hartford has been improving rapidly in recent years as a destination for small, local retail stores, often food-related.  This good storefront bakery is new in the past year.  

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Last Circus

Hartford's best alternative art presenter and facility is Real Art Ways.  RAW presents independent films -- art, foreign, experimental -- as well as art exhibitions.  (I have not seen this movie but I love the poster.)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hartford's Night Skyline

This is the first night shot I have dared to post.  I still have no idea what I am doing.

This photo was taken from a bridge across the Connecticut River, looking back at the Hartford side of the river. We see the Connecticut Convention Center, the Marriott hotel and the Connecticut Science Center, and the Travelers Tower.  In the foreground is the amphitheater stage.

A daytime view from the opposite shore is here.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rainy Day

Yesterday, through my windshield, Trout Brook Drive at Boulevard.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Hartford Connecticut Trust Company

The Gold Building is in the center of the downtown Hartford.  It is the worldwide headquarters of United Technologies, a huge global aerospace company.  At certain times of the day, the sun reflects off the gold glass onto its neighbor, the classic building at 750 Main Street.

I have shown this effect before, but whenever I am roaming the downtown on a day with good light and see the building shimmering in gold, I have to take another picture.

For other reflecting pictures, go to James' website, Weekend Reflections.