Monday, October 28, 2013

Two New Britain Avenue Bus Shelters



Back to Connecticut for Monday Mural.  (I haven't seen any murals in Naples yet.)

New Britain is a long street that runs along the southern part of West Hartford.  Two of the bus shelters on New Britain Avenue have murals with trees as the theme.  The top shelter is near the intersection with Newington Road, just outside the Elmwood Senior Center.  The artist is Nan Runde.

The bottom shelter has a mural by Tao and Amy LaBossiere in front of Wolcott Park.  The mural shows birches and lines from the famous Joyce Kilmer poem:  I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.




21 comments:

Manju Modiyani said...

Wow! Everything is so spic and span! Love the environs :)

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, can you send these over here please? Especially the aspen!

Tanya Breese said...

it's too early, i read "birches" as something else ;)

these are really nice!

Lowell said...

Both of these are quite attractive but the "sons of birches" one takes the prize.

Keep swinging!

Bill Nicholls said...

never seen any like that before. Very nice

Kate said...

Nice that the city fathers make plans and execute them to beautify the city in many different ways. Nice touch!

Luis Gomez said...

These are very nice looking Jack. I really like the second one!

Sharon said...

These really are very nice. I especially like the one in the second shot. It just blends in with the scenery around it so well.

Sylvia K said...

These are great, Jack, and of course, I totally agree with Lowell regarding the "son of birches"!! Have a great start for your week -- camera in hand, of course!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like them both Jack, but I looooove the Kilmer quote!

Malyss said...

My fav is the second one. I like the quote that goes with it.

LOLfromPasa said...

I am impressed! A lot of planning must have gone into this project and the outcome is fantastic. Comments are pretty good too :).

William Kendall said...

It's an ideal use for what's otherwise just utilitarian space!

VP said...

I like the backgrounds for the benches, the project is a good one and should be an example to follow elsewhere...

RedPat said...

Love the trees in both shelters, Jack. We learned that poem in early grade school and I could still recite it to you. I've always like it!

Mo said...

Doubt you'd see anything like that this side of the ditch

Lynette said...

Jack, it's great to see these beauties. Thanks!

Randy said...

These are great. I like the red tree.

Cezar and Léia said...

The paintings are beautiful, I love the Autumn tree!
Léia

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

If only we could get some bus shelters like that here in Kuantan! Here there is a just a post and people have to wait out in the heat of the sun...

Duncan in Kuantan

Stefan Jansson said...

Very impressive. I took a photo of a bus stop in Haninge yesterday. Might post in on the blog tomorrow. Prepare to laugh out loud.