Saturday, August 21, 2010

Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch

This 1886 arch was built to honor Hartford soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War.

I usually focus on the unique overall form of the arch, but viewing it more closely gives me a chance to appreciate the detailed carvings.  In the center, note the stag, or "hart," the symbol of Hartford. 

2 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Wow! This looks practically medieval. Beautiful!

Birdman said...

Lots of detailed craftsmanship on display here. Neat!