Saturday, May 21, 2011

Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch

I showed Hartford's Sailors' and Soldiers' Arch last year, but fewer of you were looking at this blog in those days.  It is one of Hartford's iconic images, so I expect that my eye and camera will be drawn to it again.

This was shot a week ago, before the rains came . . .


31 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Wow. Details please!!!!

Malyss said...

It's strange to discover such an architecture in USA.. I 'd imagine that kind more in Germany.
I wonder about the story behind..

Karl said...

I agree with Malyss, beautiful shot Jack.

Kate said...

Looks like it should be in a different country. The link has a photo that showcases the intricate carvings. Very nice!!

Cindy said...

Very cool arch. Someone must have missed the old country...

Leif Hagen said...

Quite an impressive arch indeed! I wonder how old she is?

jennyfreckles said...

That's pretty impressive - I love the red sandstone (is it?) against all those greens and blues.

Birdman said...

Raining here still. "Gentlemen, start your engines... lawnmowers that is."

Dawn said...

Love it. Looks like it just pops up in the middle of nowhere.....

zakton said...

That's an interesting and beautiful structure. And the surroundings look so fresh and green.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like it should be attached to a castle, but the rest of the building is missing.

Regina K said...

I can understand why it is iconic for Hartford absolute beautiful details.

Jacob said...

Now I would not expect to see anything like this in the States well, maybe Disneyland (or The Villages)! I like it, though. Iconic, heh? Like Jack?

Keep swingin'!

Sharon said...

Beautiful image. Is there a Soldiers and Sailers home to go with the arch?

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place and what a gorgeous day you had -- then!! Superb capture and it does look more like European structures than most in the US. I love it and I love your composition, lovely green and beautiful skies! Perfect! Enjoy your weekend, Jack!

Sylvia

Mo said...

Fairly tale stuff. Wonderful

Clueless in Boston said...

Very beautiful looking arch. And very well maintained, too.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Agree with Mo, it's like a fairy tale castle!

RedPat said...

I love it - glad that you posted it again!

Cezar and Léia said...

This portal is awesome, amazing photography!
Léia

Tash said...

Your composition of such an unusual monument is just outstanding. I'm going back to look some more.

Steffe said...

Impressive.

VP said...

Amazing, it just lacks some walls on the sides!

Christina Klas said...

I'm sure many beautiful shots could come from this location. No one would blame you for posting them all. :)

EG Wow said...

This looks like something out of a fairytale or from Europe, Jack. Are you sure this isn't a photo you shot in say...the Czech Republic? :)

Randy said...

Not something I would think you would find in the U.S but hey Phoenix has a castle so I guess anything is possible.

Virginia said...

Well that is pretty impressive. Shoot it all the different ways you can think of. I think that would be fun to see. BTW, I recycle Paris photos from the early days now and again. Don't breathe a word!!!
V

Farmchick said...

What a structure to have in your town. Quite impressive.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm a big fan of arches and this is a pretty fabulous arch.....

JM said...

What a beauty! Love this kind of majestic arches. Glad you posted it as I previously missed it.

Book said...

I am constantly amazed at how beautiful the world is through your pictures!!