Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Over the years, I have seen elegant and stylish Ilze several times in West Hartford Center.
Recently I saw her again when it was convenient to stop her for a photograph.
Ilze is a semi-retired university administrator.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Connecticut State Capitol

I haven't shown the Capitol for a while.

Today this blog begins its sixth year without missing a day (thanks to autoposting).
Thank you for your visits and comments.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Duxbury (Massachusetts) Fourth of July Parade

There is nothing like the color and enthusiasm of a Fourth of July parade in a New England town.
I arrived after the fire engines were finished and didn't have my DSLR camera with me.
Fortunately, my iPad was in the car and did a decent job
with the old cars.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fourth of July

Today America celebrates its independence.
Happy birthday, America.  Be safe out there.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Mark Twain Celebrates Independence Day with Bunting

Hartford's biggest tourist attraction -- the Mark Twain House -- hasn't appeared here in almost
four years, so as we approach the Fourth of July, I hope it is OK to show it again,
wearing its American flag buntings.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Capewell Horse Nail Co. (Update)

A year ago I showed the severely deteriorated Capewell Horse Nail Co. and explained that a proposal
to renovate the building into apartments was struggling to find financing.
Work to remediate the serious environmental damage is underway.  

Recently there was a report that the project has finally obtained financial commitments.
If this eyesore is turned into quality housing, that will be an impressive accomplishment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mark Howard

A large granite pyramid in Cedar Hill Cemetery is the memorial for Mark Howard,
a prominent insurance executive in the middle of the 19th century.
(Hey, this is Hartford, the country's insurance capital!)

On either side of the doorway are inverted torches, symbolizing the extinguishment of life.
The July theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "upside down."
(Sorry if this interpretation if a downer.)

Click here to see how other photographers interpret the "upside down" theme.