Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hartford's 375th Anniversary

Somehow I neglected to report that last year was the City of Hartford's 375th anniversary.  The sign is on the railway bridge used by Amtrak, leading to Hartford's Union Station.

This post is linked to the Sunday Bridges meme hosted by Louis la Vache.


22 comments:

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Congratulations for the past city birthday anyway.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well you have about 200 years or so on us here in Perth Jack, or should I say Hartford does!!

Kate said...

Wonderful way to celebrate! Novel bridge for the meme.

The NYTimes today indicated that there will be an exhibit of Patti Smith's images, "Camera Solo" at the Wadsworth Atheneum museum from Oct. 21-2/19/12. Do you plan to visit it? I'd love to see some photos of the photos!

Regina K said...

Wow Hartford is older than our nation, are there buildings from that era? And yes will we see photos of Patti Smith's images?

joo said...

Nice shot,Jack, and happy birthday to your city:)

Sharon said...

Good job catching the fire truck in that shot!

Randy said...

Funny to think that some of our cities are that old. We just completed our 400th last year.

Pat said...

I, too, like the fire truck in the shot. Gives some "pizazz" to the photo!

RedPat said...

That's really old for N America!

Martha Z said...

A railroad bridge! At first glance I thought it a pedestrian bridge used to avoid crossing traffic.

Cindy said...

Nice capture! I see the word Hartford three times in this shot.

Virginia said...

WEll all I always say it's never too late to celebrate a birthday!
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Bob Crowe said...

Very impressive by American standards. We're just 274. But where's the fire?

Linnea said...

Cool shot...lots of 90 degree angles...

Genie said...

I have flown in and out of Hartford but do not ever remember seeing this bridge. It is definitely standing there right in the middle of town. Nice capture. genie

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Wow... I forget sometimes how much longer the east coast has been populated... here in WA if something is 125 years old, it IS old!

sheila lynch said...

Nice to see you back. Our town is 375 this year also, but Native Americans have been living in these parts for 10,000 years!

VioletSky said...

nice shot - you managed to get in lots of Hartford signs!

cieldequimper said...

Strange, your blog did not show up on my dashboard... This is a brilliant shot, with a bit of luck I guess!

Malyss said...

This is quite old for an american town!

EG Wow said...

Hartford is really, really old by Toronto's standards.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
375 years is a long time in this country, but only the twinkling of an eye in the European context.

Be that as it may, this bridge is a welcome contribution to <a href="http://bayphoto.blogspot.com/2011/10/serie-du-pont-de-dimanche-lxxxiii.html'>Sunday Bridges</a>.