Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Heublein Tower

A ridge runs between West Hartford and Bloomfield on the east side and Avon and Simsbury on the west side.  Talcott Mountain State Park is at the top.

The liquor entrepreneur Gilbert Heublein built a tower at the peak.  It opened in 1914.

There is a nice, fairly short hike to get to Heublein Tower.  From the tower, there are 180 degree views over the Farmington River valley to the west.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Arcy at Chango Rosso

The artist Arcy painted big graffiti-style murals throughout the new restaurant, Chango Rosso.
They give it a vibrant and edgy feeling that complements the Latin menu.

I particularly like the octopus at the far end of one room.
Arcy paints around the world.  Here is an interview along with an extensive sample of his work.

Like murals?  Visit Monday Mural.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Town Hall

A painted cow from a past Cow Parade sits in a grassy plot in 
the parking lot at West Hartford Town Hall.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Out of the Jurisdiction: Granite Links Golf Club

High in the Blue Hills south of Boston, Granite Links Golf Club was created by depositing the fill from Boston's "Big Dig" in old quarries.  The Boston skyline is visible on the distant horizon.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Fondness for Blue

Homeowners recently installed a Little Free Library.  Many readers, lots of books to give away.
They put a pale blue chair beside it so neighbors could sample a book before taking it.
And, they placed two pale blue Adirondack chairs on their front lawn.  Nice.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Street Ghosts

Google Street View sometimes catches real people.  Artist Paolo Cirio finds some, then prints life-size images and mounts them where they were seen.  I found some in downtown Hartford.

Thanks, Annetta, for walking past a couple of times for me.  It made the photo more interesting.
(I also liked watching you walk.)

The installations were sponsored by Real Art Ways.