Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Travelers' Red Umbrella Again (and Again)

 A flash shot from under the Travelers' red umbrella produced a nice washed-out image.


The red umbrella also greets travelers at the Hartford-Springfield airport. Projectors cast six large red umbrellas on the wall.  Each big red umbrella is made up of thousands of little red umbrellas.  As passengers break the light beam, the little umbrellas jump around, amusing passers-by.



This post is linked to Ruby Tuesday.

34 comments:

brattcat said...

how could anyone be 'under the weather' when there is this much fun to be had with umbrellas?

Lowell said...

Very cute, I think. Folks up in Hartford probably enjoy this kind of thing in the dead of winter. Well, the kids, especially, from what I see in your photos.

I really like that first photo!

joo said...

They are so lovely and bright! Superb post, Jack!

Sharon said...

Very clever display at the airport. I like your top photo. The red really pops.

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...love that display at the airport. Unique!

Luis Gomez said...

Fun!

Choppography said...

I was told years ago that the Traveler's Umbrella was, I think, the 4th most recognizable symbol. Of course, McDonald's arches were first. But, I still found this surprisingly impressive.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Ruby Tuesday, have a nice day!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder what the corporate branding consultants were drinking when they came up with that airport display. I think that clever design will be copied elsewhere with other logos. It is a great way to participate with and engage the passerby.

Malyss said...

The kind of thing I love! Not only the umbrella, but the game with light!(I'm still a kid somewhere in my mind..Ü)

Halcyon said...

I love the idea for the airport! Although some of their commercials get on my nerves. :)

Sylvia K said...

How fun!! And what a great, colorful and fun idea for the airport indeed! I love them! Great shots as always, Jack! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Emille said...

What a clever idea! The kids certainly are amused:)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great shots~ especially one with shadow the young man ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy RT ^_^

RedPat said...

If I was a kid I would be there for hours! Might still be there for hours at this age - very cool.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like that low-down shot under the umbrella, looking up at those tall buildings!

DITTY IN RED

Just a pinch of scarlet
To liven up the place;
Just a hint of ruby
Brushed upon your face;
Just a bit of cherry
Dancing round your toes;
Just some sanguine colors—
That’s the way it goes!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Autumn’s rubies here and here

cieldequimper said...

Hartford is fun!

Lorelle said...

What great fun! My daughters would love the light attraction. And Jack, Bellingham suprisingly has three neighboring casinos. I think they are mainly populated with our Canadian neighbors.

Mo said...

You are becoming very arty

Virginia said...

That could absolutely keep me entertained for an entire layover. How clever!
V

Dianne said...

What a great idea - Yay! I think I'd like dancing in front of these petit rouge parapluie.
Well that is if no one was watching!!

Birdman said...

Don't get me talkin' about insurance... it won't be pretty! Wanna know where I'd put that cute red umbrella? Fish!

Dawn said...

There is few things I like more in life than a red umbrella! Love that first shot....I want that pic for my wall!

Rambling Round said...

Now this is a GREAT promotion!

sheila lynch said...

neat technology to do that, your airport trips have shown some interesting scenes!

Kalyan said...

looks beautiful...lovely captures!

T. Becque said...

That's a neat idea. I can kids (obviously you did too!) getting into that!

Randy said...

How fun is that!

Pet said...

And then it makes a great picture too :-)

Nathalie said...

How creative, this is fun!

It seems to me this is sure to make any weary traveler smile!

Karl said...

A red umbrella is always an eye catching object.

Perfect composition Jack!

Kate said...

What a fun post, Jack!

JM said...

Now, this is really cool!

Gunn said...

Nice posting!:)
I really liked it.