Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Riverfront

Like yesterday's photo of the Old State House, this shot from the riverfront plaza back into the downtown was taken Sunday afternoon.  The tented structure is intended to bring to mind 
the sails of boats that once plied the Connecticut River.


The most prominent building is the blue-green, glass, boat-shaped building of Nassau Reinsurance (which acquired Phoenix Insurance a year ago).  To its left is the freshly renovated Travelers Tower. 


A kids' train pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine is at the riverfront some weekends.

9 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What would Rev W Awdry think about Thomas plying his trade in a cityscape like that? He's certainly a long way from the Island Of Sodor.

Kate said...

The two buildings you identified certainly illustrate a contrast in architectural styles. I like both of them because of the time period in which they were erected. The train certainly offers a diversion for little people.

RedPat said...

The two buildings look great side by side in your pic, Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

I love seeing these shots of the business buildings! That little train reminds me of the ones I see running up and down a couple of our malls.

William Kendall said...

Quite a striking contrast in architecture!

Cloudia said...

How many years it's been since I saw Hartford!

Michelle said...

The last photo is my favorite. I like the train with the modern buildings.

jennyfreckles said...

That black glass building is almost identical to one over here in Bradford.

Stefan Jansson said...

A pair of giant compasses was my first thought.