Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gardeners Pew End

This is a Taylor/Dressel carving of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch from Hartford's Bushnell Park.

Good news yesterday about the derelict Capitol West office building I showed you last week.  A demolition contractor has been hired and demolition will begin in two weeks.  It is expected to take about four months to take it down.  The story is here.

22 comments:

brattcat said...

oh, i particularly like this one.

Cezar and Léia said...

Really beautiful!
Léia

Kate said...

This pew's end is truly spectacular. I can envision how difficult it must be to concentrate during a service with this wealth of carvings to view.

SRQ said...

So many unique carvings, Jack. I really like the depth of field here which shows the great number and shapes of finials in the background.

VP said...

I like this series of wonderfully carved pewa.

Luis Gomez said...

This is just beautiful. Really great work Jack.
Answering your questions we have a back patio where we have perennials and and we do seasonal stuff in the front garden.

Sharon said...

It will be hard to determine a favorite from among these beautiful carvings.

Virginia said...

Hmmm, wonder what I would have had carved on my pew ? la Tour??? :)
V

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is really interesting! Never seen anything like it!

Sylvia K said...

These pew ends are so beautiful and different! I'm really enjoying them. What great news about the Capitol West building scheduled demolition! Look forward to seeing the new one! Hope you're having a great week, Jack!

Sylvia

joo said...

These pew ends are really fascinating! I've never seen anything like this!

RedPat said...

The craftsmanship involved in these pew ends is fabulous! If I ever get to Hartford this is a definite stop for me!

Honest Abe said...

This would just be a wonderful place to visit.

cieldequimper said...

These are so amazing... So unexpected. So wonderful!

Nathalie said...

You said we were in for a treat, how very true. These pew ends are just stupendous.Is it an age-old tradition to have carved pew ends? I don't think I've ever seen this in France...

Regina K said...

Jack that is an intricate and detailed carving, (well all the ones we've seen) it is amazing they took the time to carve these beauties. What a vision they had.

Mo said...

A great series

brattcat said...

the request you left at my blog made me laugh and laugh. thanks, jack, for your sly sense of humor.

Randy said...

Interesting. Not quite like the churches I've seen.

Anonymous said...

A lovely arch. Each one is getting better and better.

Halcyon said...

^^That comment was from me! I don't know why it got changed to Anon. :(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a unique idea to have all the pew ends different Jack, each with it's own story,
Interesting developments with the Capitol West office building. $1.18 just to knock it down, I wonder why they didn't choose the 'imploding' method for such a big building. Much quicker I'd have thought. btw if they want to create a more 'welcoming environment' maybe they should change the name, I mean to say 'Asylum Hill' come on, haha!