Saturday, August 21, 2010

Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch

This 1886 arch was built to honor Hartford soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War.

I usually focus on the unique overall form of the arch, but viewing it more closely gives me a chance to appreciate the detailed carvings.  In the center, note the stag, or "hart," the symbol of Hartford. 


Janet said...

Wow! This looks practically medieval. Beautiful!

Birdman said...

Lots of detailed craftsmanship on display here. Neat!