Monday, September 26, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: Spectrum India

Spectrum India was there when I was in college.  Long ago.  Very long ago.
It looks like the awning has not been changed in all those years.
C'mon, guys.  Time to up your game!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: College Green

I was in Providence because of some things going on at Brown University, where I went to school.

The sight of students lounging on the main college green triggers a serious case of nostalgia in me.
Much of the education in college occurs on the green during relaxed conversations.

The "quiet quad" is the less busy space between the back of University Hall and the libraries.
Nothing like an early fall night on campus.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Driving through the town of Brooklyn in eastern Connecticut on my way to Providence, I pulled over to take a photograph when I saw this building.

Bank?  School?  Municipal building?  No, it is occupied by a hair replacement center.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Caged Stegosauros

Alexander Calder's Stegosauros has been standing between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Hartford Municipal Building for 43 years.  The paint has faded.  It is tired.

Over the next three weeks, the paint will be stripped, corrosion will be repaired, and Steg will get a fresh coat of vibrant red, this time with a longer lasting and lead-free paint.

BONUS:  The sky was showing signs of a good sunset on Tuesday, so I hustled to the
West Hartford reservoir.  It was less dramatic than I expected, but still pretty nice.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Bartaco (a spin-off from Barcelona) is a very popular small plate restaurant.
I went there once.  It wasn't for me, but I am in a distinct minority.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Models' Greatgrandchildren

Walking through the New Britain Museum of American Art again.

Mary is NBMAA's director of education.  The artist and teacher Robert Henri painted the model at his home in Madrid, where his American students were painting during the summer.

John is from North Carolina.  His wife and he are on vacation and 
had nothing better to do than to find a museum.

Deanna -- a student -- and a friend visited the museum.  She is with Blanch Sully, daughter
of the artist Thomas Sully.  Deanna and her friend are the kind of visitors museums love.
They took their time, looked carefully at the works they liked and discussed them at length. h

Sorry about the glare.  I tried several different approaches but couldn't avoid it
in the photography nor get rid of it in the editing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Look at The Hartford Sky

The clouds were growing pink edges when I went into a Vietnamese restaurant last night.  It looked like a promising night for a sunset, but I was not in an interesting location for a picture.
And, I had only my iPhone with me.

After ordering, I went outside to see how things were progressing.  The Hartford sky was ablaze.
So . . . apologies for the nondescript foreground, but isn't the sky spectacular?