Saturday, October 15, 2011

Miscellany I

How about a few pictures I wasn't able to fit in earlier?


This is a big, beautiful brick and stone house across Bloomfield Avenue from 
the Watkinson School and the University of Hartford. 


This gentleman wanted me to take his photo, so here it is
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This intern at a TV station was being interviewed about some vandals who stripped the bark off a marvelous old tree in Elizabeth Park and then carved their initials into it.

16 comments:

Bruce Clark said...

Why would anyone want to strip the bark off that tree. Makes no sense to me at all.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful old house, hmmm 'his Mum loves him' face and why the heck would anybody want to do that to such a beautiful old tree!!!

Farmchick said...

LOVE the house....that dude looks a little nutty....and why do people have to be so mean?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A divers roundup of photos today. i am trying to find the common thread between a stately mansion, a strange portrait, and environmental vandalism. Maybe the guy in the middle photo got so mad that he cannot afford the mansion that he took out his frustrations on the tree. That's the best I can do so early in the morning.

Luis Gomez said...

Jack, great set of pictures. Wonderful portrait! I hope he likes it!

Kate said...

The house is not exactly a small abode, is it? I often wonder who are the people who live in these stately mansions.

The guy is obviously young at heart.

I am speechless re. the senseless vandalism. Hope those vandals are caught and punished, but that's probably not going to happen. Perhaps the initials could be a clue. Nasty individuals!

Malyss said...

Many slices of life..The good and the bad, the ugly and the beautyful, stuff our days are made of.Anyway, You seem to be often at the right place at the right moment!Unusual and interesting post!

Regina K said...

Quite a diverse range of photos. I agree with all the others about the large house, portrait and why do I believe kids do these things. On my walk around the neighborhood this morning I noticed some kids had recently sprayed words on signs. Why?

youth_in_asia said...

Great shots, Jack. How nice of you to take that man's photo!

joo said...

What an interesting post today:)
I love the house!

Sylvia K said...

Great, fun post for the day, Jack! Such a gorgeous house, the man is hilarious! Were you able to keep from laughing!! And how sad that the bark was stripped from the tree! And why??? Thanks for the smiles this morning, much appreciated!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

That house is simply gorgeous! But, the tree almost wants to make me cry. How sad.

RedPat said...

The house makes me cringe, the guy makes me smile, and the tree boggles my mind!

cieldequimper said...

You can keep that kind of photo coming even if I am a tree hugger myself...

Randy said...

Nice series of shots. I hate when people vandalize trees.

Cezar and Léia said...

That house is fabulous!I'm curious about this series!
Léia