Monday, August 1, 2011

Goodspeed Opera House and Gelston House from the River

Here you see the Goodspeed Opera House and the Gelston House from across the Connecticut River.  Isn't this is a postcard-worthy scene?  Photos of these two buildings from this vantage point are used often by Connecticut tourism agencies.

On the first day of each month, City Daily Photo bloggers have a "Theme Day."  For August, the theme is "postcard-worthy."  

30 comments:

VP said...

Now I see why you saved this for today! Wonderful buildings, a great view for a very nice postcard!

Malyss said...

Tourism agencies should engage you; you do a lot for Hartford's fame through your blog! this "postcard" proves it!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This one is indeed postcard worthy, showcasing this beautiful scene. The patriotic bunting is perfect against the backdrop of the opera house.

Bises,
Genie

Kate said...

I've enjoyed your previous photos of these two buildings, but seeing both of them together from the river makes a spectacular "postcard." I love the pristine white of the buildings against the green trees.

brattcat said...

most definitely postcard worthy! nicely done.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a postcard! I guess that was the point. The Connecticut tourism agencies should hire you, Jack!

EG Wow said...

Such handsome - and from this distance, pristine. How nice they are situated on the river!

Birdman said...

This postcard? Ready to mailed out!

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot Jack! Looks really nice. Very beautiful buildings. Ready to mail.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I really like the buildings surrounded by the trees and the water.

Lois said...

They are beautiful! I work at FSU and one of the new visiting faculty this fall in our School of Theatre is coming from the Goodspeed Opera House.

Jacob said...

One would never know these buildings were on the river from your first photos. You're very sneaky!

But, 'tis a beautiful sight, for sure. Maybe a Ct. tourism agency would buy this from you? Then you could buy a Harley and roar down through Ocala!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Most definitely postcard worthy Jack, I'd buy it for sure. The Opera House and Gelston House look so pristine white against that lush forest backdrop. Excellent shot.

Halcyon said...

Definitely postcard worthy. :)

Tanya said...

oh yes, postcard worthy for sure!

Sharon said...

I can see why this view would be used for travel books and post cards. It is gorgeous! A perfect choice for today.

Virginia said...

Well this view of the opera house is just grand. The cuty should make a postcard for sure.
V

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic, Jack! Picture Postcard Perfect it is! Your capture really is superb, terrific composition! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When I saw your earlier photo of the Opera House I had assumed it was in a urban setting and did not appreciate that it was situated in such a picture-postcard-perfect location.

JM said...

From the previous photos I had no idea the buildings were this close to the water. Fantastic, what a great view, Jack!

Karl said...

Beautiful place Jack!

Randy said...

Now that is a postcard!

cieldequimper said...

Gosh, I've received so many wonderful postcards today! After your two last posts, this is just the bonus!

RedPat said...

What a wonderful setting those 2 buildings have! A beautiful postcard for sure.

Regina K said...

Beautiful Connecticut.

Gunn said...

Postcards, but for me also like a famous location for an American film!

Tash said...

Definitely postcard-worthy. Like grand dames in white awaiting a beau to call, nested in a cushins of green.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm here dreaming of your place, enjoying this and the previous posts, wonderful facades and charming buildings.
This picture is beautiful, perfect postcard!
*** Thanks for your always gentle comments, you are very kind!
hugs
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

A very lovely postcard view. I should have thought the postcard companies would beat a path to your door for your gorgeous photos.

Cassy said...

I like the forest. So green and good for my eyes.

Cassy from Classical Guitar Lessons