Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bushnell Plaza



Bushnell Plaza was designed by I. M. Pei in the 1960s.  
There is a high-rise tower and a curved low-rise housing unit.  Hartford's Bushnell Park is to the west.  Main Street, Travelers and the Wadsworth Atheneum are to the east.  
The plaza has become a wasteland. 

The geometry is strong, but it sure would be good to see a swarm of humans here sometime.

Meanwhile, the censors and I extend greetings from St. Basil's in Red Square.


16 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

What a contrast between these two shots. Both fantastic in their own way!

Kate said...

You are amazing! Is this the Soviet Union now or Russsia? Looks the same to me.

After a strong wind and rain storm or electricity just came on after what seemed like days but was just a 24-hour hiatus. Would hate to live without it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres dramatic composition in first shot Jack.. stunning second image.. no lack of people in this square :) enjoy!

Birdman said...

All of Pei's buildings are strong to me. That word fits his vision.

cieldequimper said...

It does look very stark and forbidding.

Lucky you! Добрый день!

Luis Gomez said...

Both great! Wonderful first shot Jack.

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible contrast indeed, Jack!! WOW!! Awesome! I have to agree with Ciel, too, that first building is SO stark!! Hope your trip is going well!! Look forward to more pics soon! Enjoy!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh wow Jack, I'm so jealous. That is one place I've always wanted to go. Moscow and St. Petersburg are on my list. Great photo of St. Basil's.

RedPat said...

Pei's plaza needs some humanizing - Art, Food, Something? Love your pic of Red Square!!

William Kendall said...

Ah, so that's where you went!

The plaza could use a farmer's market, or restaurant terraces.

Beautiful take on St. Basil's!

Randy said...

I agree both shots are very nice.

Kay said...

What a pair of shots and what a study in contrast! Add me to the "envy you!" list. Red Square is on my list though I'm not sure it's high enough that I'll actually get there.

CaT said...

wooooowww. you are in russia? would love to see that as well....

Karl Demetz said...

Great composition in first shot, Jack, and the second is also fabulous!

Stefan Jansson said...

Great tourist snap from Moscow!

jennyfreckles said...

The buildings couldn't be more different but both are interesting - and well photographed here.