Sunday, June 30, 2013

Classics



After spending two weeks looking at Venetian, Greek, Roman, medieval and baroque antiquities, I have begun noticing some of the classical details around Hartford.  This neglected warrior and the cherubs-and-garland are above the door to a wing of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford's art museum.


15 comments:

Kate said...

I was once on an architectural city tour and have never forgotten the guide's tip: when in a city, always look up at the buildings. Treasures to be found there!

gregory urbano said...

sometimes those architectural details can go unnoticed, then one day you walk by and say - hey, thats cool!

Taken For Granted said...

Yes, we have borrowed heavily from European architecture in the style of our buildings, but we have also made contributions. It's a two way street.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the architectural detail with the adorable angels!Your pictures are beautiful!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Great detail and captures for the day, Jack! Hope you're enjoying your weekend and being home again!

Randy said...

Wonderful details.

Lowell said...

Hartford needs to clean up these love classical details! City pride, you know. Maybe you could send your photos to the city council or whatever it's called up there.

Re your comment on Ocala: I wasn't sure it was you because the hat is a bit different than the one you're wearing. And I didn't want to bother you while you were counting out change for the cashier.

Malyss said...

Europe has opened your eyes? No, just reminded you there's beauty everywhere.We all often forget to look just around ourselves to find treasures.

cieldequimper said...

These are very pretty details and it wouldn't take much to clean them!

William Kendall said...

I do like that sculpture, Jack. Reminds me of a full statue atop one of our buildings you have to look for, a statue of Hermes.

RedPat said...

It's amazing what you find when you start looking! The wonders of blogging.
I thought you would like the hammerbeam roof.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The details in the photos are fascinating.

Michelle said...

The details can really make a structure. You found some really nice details here.

LONDONLULU said...

Nice one! It's great how a bit of travel "trains" your minds eye to see things differently, it almost happens automatically. (Very nice to hear your area is also getting more mass yoga -some folks here complain that it's pretentious but it seems such a peaceful way to to stretch out the day's aches...all good things.)

Bob Crowe said...

No warrior ever looks so perfect, so smooth, as in the imagination of this artist.