Sunday, May 5, 2013

West Farms

West Farms Mall is a large covered shopping mall at the intersection of Farmington, West Hartford and New Britain.

Alphabet Spire VI is a 28-foot high sculpture by William Crutchfield.  It has stood outside the J. C. Penney store since West Farms opened in 1974.

22 comments:

Sue said...

It has? I've honestly never noticed but in the past ten years I bet I can count the number of times I've been to the mall on one hand. No nurseries there.

Birdman said...

I like it. Very cool.

Ed said...

I've shopped there many times, but never had my camera with me. Now I have another reason to shop there, besides going to the Apple Store. ;) Nice picture!

Randy said...

Awesome piece.

RedPat said...

I like it a lot!

Sylvia K said...

Different and I like it! Great composition, Jack! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sharon said...

What a fun piece! I like it. I wonder what that handle on the side represents.

RamblingRound said...

Magnificent! I like all the interlocking.

Doronette NF said...

WOW that's pretty cool

William Kendall said...

Very dramatic!

Virginia said...

La Tour Eiffel knock off.
V

Michelle said...

Pretty cool!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's in great condition after nearly 49 years. It makes me wonder where Alphabet Spires I to V are located.

imajoebob said...

Whether by the artist or the mall wasn't clear, but if I recall correctly it's an homage to local resident Noah Webster and his Blue Back Speller.

LONDONLULU said...

It's looking good for its age! I love displays like this, really livens up an otherwise typical day at the mall.

Bob Crowe said...

Sort of a Tower of Babel. Will its meaning change when JC Penny goes under?

Cezar and Léia said...

So creative composition and your picture is fabulous!
Léia

LOLfromPasa said...

Perfect for ABC Wednesday, Jack, any week :).

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I just spent a few minutes checking if there were any letters missing Jack.

VP said...

This is a great idea! A very creative work and really eye catching!

Kate said...

Shaped like the Eiffel Tower!

JM said...

Amazing and truly cool!