Saturday, January 22, 2011

Old State House



I have shown the Old State House before, both because I like the building and because it is a central part of downtown Hartford.  I thought I would show it again today in a different season and in black and white. (One end of State House Square, which I featured yesterday, is at the right, with the glass conservatory and the ING highrise.)

The Weekend in Black and White shows other black and white photos. Take a look.

19 comments:

Regina K said...

Such a picturesque building no matter what the season.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

An interesting contrast to your post yesterday... This stately building is a contrast also to the modern buildings surrounding it... glad that it has been preserved

Genie

cieldequimper said...

A bit like Boston, I love the old and new high rises, this contrast that we very seldom see in Europe.

Birdman said...

Looks a bit odd in the middle of all that glass.

VP said...

Sorry, I'm not so keen on contemporary B&W, I always wonder what the subject would have been in color...

Sharon said...

A bit of the Colonial amid the modern.

SRQ said...

I like the contrast showing an old structure sandwiched in with new ones. Your management should be pleased as well! Now would be the time to request a review and discuss a possible raise.

Leif Hagen said...

Very stately indeed! Snappy monochromatic snap!
BTW, is the Hartford life insurance headquarters worth a photo for your blog? I have some clients' $$ invested with them in "your backyard."

Karen said...

A beautiful building, it looks out of place. Terrific monochrome.

Youth_in_Asia said...

It's a beautiful old state house, Jack. I'm glad it's still around.

RedPat said...

Somehow it looks so "American" to me - a perfect thing for a state house! Nice shot.

JM said...

Great architectural contrast! Very nice b&w shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Really nice contrast, enhanced by the B&W!
God bless you!
Cezar

Dragonstar said...

A great comparison of architecture - so many different styles, and all so lovingly pictured.

jennyfreckles said...

I really like this shot - the attractive and classical old building framed by the towering modern blocks. I think it works well in mono.

Farmchick said...

I like the black and white effect of this shot.

EG Wow said...

It's a wonderful old building! And it looks great in B&W.

Jacob said...

So much contrast here - probably why the b&w works so well. Nicely done, my friend!

Halcyon said...

A lovely scene in any color (or lack thereof).