Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Governor William A. Buckingham

William Buckingham was the governor of Connecticut during the Civil War.  He is credited with providing uniforms and arms to the Connecticut men serving the Union, so that Connecticut soldiers were the first fully provisioned soldiers for the Union forces.  After the war he served a term as a U.S. Senator.  Today he sits at the west end of the Capitol.

21 comments:

Lowell said...

A very serious visage befitting a governor and senator.

Halcyon said...

Looks like a serious man! I remember you showing us a closer view of those columns in the background too. Your capitol building is really lovely.

joo said...

Superb statue of this serious man! I love the second photo, it's simply great!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful Jack!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful sculpture and I'm impressed by the charming room there with so beautiful ornate columns!
Léia

Cathy Hudspeth said...

The light in these photos really grabs me - the gold seems to set off the importance of the man.

Karl Demetz said...

He looks very serious, maybe he had to be so during the Civil War.
Wonderful photos Jack, as always.

Virginia said...

He sits in a very imposing and beautiful space. Love your POV in both Jack.
V

Sharon said...

It looks like he might have the best seat in the house!

Sylvia K said...

He does look serious and he definitely has the best seat in the house! Terrific capture for the day, Jack! That is such an incredible, beautiful place! Your photos are definitely the next best thing to being there, but I would like to visit there myself! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

JM said...

It seems the more I see of the Capitol the more I like it. Both compositions are super, Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very imposing sculpture Jack, love the light and rich gold tones in the second image.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Not a man to argue with I'd guess.

cieldequimper said...

Is he thinking 'I am determined to get up and walk for a change?' (In the thinking statues style of VP...)Just saying, because he really does look very determined. A man to be reckoned with!

RedPat said...

I love that second shot! I think I would whisper in there.

SRQ said...

In the first shot, the Governor looks rather stern and imposing. But, in the second, he appears to be watching over the place. You captured this brilliantly.

Regina K said...

An honorable place befitting this man stature.

EG CameraGirl said...

He looks like the kind of guy who who know how to make things happen, like dress his state's soldiers in proper uniforms. He also looks like he may have been a tall man for his time.

Randy said...

Looks very stately.

Michelle said...

A stern looking figure!

Bob Crowe said...

He looks distinguished, even magisterial in the bottom photo but the profile on top makes me think of George W. Busch in a really bad mood.