Let's check out Hartford, Connecticut’s capitol city. We’ll cover downtown, the South End, and bits of the West End.
Starting on an unseasonably mild December 28, 2008 with lots of melting snow.
Farmington Ave on the West End, about half a mile from the city limits.
Farmington at Sisson
Skyline from Broad St
Close ups of the capitol building
“Attack on an Indian fort” (or "Puritains being A-holes")
Apartments overlooking Bushnell Park
Skyline from capitol steps
Lighten up, Francis
The one on the right looks like she’s playing baseball
Multi-purpose building on Capitol Ave
Wandering south of the capitol grounds
Russ St, from Oak St
The rear of some apartments of Hungerford St
Oak approaching Park St, the neighborhood gets a bit grittier
Park St, one of the main commercial streets of the largely Puerto Rican South End
Looking north on Wadsworth Street, from Park
From the basketball court at Chauncey Harris Park
This area is the edge of a large surface parking buffer that separates downtown from much of the South End
Capitol Ave. This was a nice block, although it is only a block away from the grim scene on Hudson Street a few pics ago.
Buildings on Elm St
The edge of Bushnell Park, Hartford’s main downtown greenspace.
It is a nicely landscaped park. Hartford native Frederick Law Olmstead was busy designing New York’s Central Park so he had a buddy do Bushnell Park. Blanking on the guy’s name…
Chance of forest fires in downtown Hartford is LOW today, informs the Man-bear. Breathe easier…
State capitol looming over the park
A brief tour of downtown on December 20th, 2008. It had been snowing all day, but I probably didn’t need to point that out…
Main Street at Central Row
The Cheney Building on Main, designed by H.H. Richardson.
Financial Plaza area
Nice, albeit blurry, details. We should start putting things like heads and animals on buildings again.
Back lot on Asylum St
New tower, the tallest residential building in New England outside Boston.
A snowy Bushnell Park
Skyline from the west, on Broad St
Lawrence St, on the West End
Capitol Ave under I-84 ramps
Howabout a stroll around Bushnell Park on another unseasonably warm day, Thanksgiving Day 2007.
Clinton Street, off the park
The capitol has grown on me. I thought it was a bit fussy looking at first, but I have surrendered to its gothic charm.
The oldest triumphal arch in the US, for those keeping score at home.
View from Elizabeth Park at Prospect Ave, the city’s border with the suburb of West Hartford
...and one random shot of West Hartford, cuz I have it.