A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The state Capitol building has elaborate carvings, with arches, columns, stars, figures and the like. I haven't found a key to the figures on this part of the facade. Given the Puritan hats of the two middle figures, I expect that one of them is Thomas Hooker, the founder of Hartford.
The Connecticut Great Seal is in the middle arch. It has three grapevines and a Latin phrase translated as "He who transplanted still sustains." The origins and interpretation of the symbols are disputed.