Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hartford City Hall

Hartford City Hall has a stately three-story hall.  The art changes from time to time to time.  I don't remember who did the works on the left.  They look like a Rorschach test to me.

25 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Impressive building and I like the positioning you have taken. It looks like it should be far higher than just a two storey hall!

Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Cathy said...

I like this image - it looks three stories to me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it very much Jack, the chequered floor and the wall lamps, the arches and columns all add up to make a very impressive looking city hall, and yes I do agree I bet they are prints from a Rorschach test, maybe the mayor's...what does it all mean haha!

Karl said...

Wow, gorgeous Hall and, how could it be otherwise, excellent photo.

Sharon said...

That is a very impressive city hall!

Kate said...

It looks a bit European to me in its stateliness.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very good shot. The hall´s soil is very striking.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack. I like your compositon of the shot.

Randy said...

I agree with Kate. I love all of the flags and the design of the floor.

Halcyon said...

Very stately! I love all those colorful flags. They're very nicely contrasted with the grays of the floor.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful and stately it is and I, too, love the flags as well as the art! Those on the left do look like a Rorschach test, don't they!! Terrific capture as always, Jack! Hope you have a great day!

Sylvia

joo said...

This hall is beautiful and such a great place to show art!

Malyss said...

I'm wondering how old is this building.. it seems old and new at the same time, like a fake castle from italian renaisance!Impressive !

Lowell said...

'Tis a beautiful place indeed.

But what does that art on the left mean to you, Jack...perhaps you could tell us about the one in the middle?

:-)

Re your comment on Ocala: Does that mean you've sold your Hummer?

cieldequimper said...

Very, very impressive. But how did you manage to shoo everyone away?

VP said...

What nice benches in this sumptuous City Hall!

CaT said...

i like the floor...
reminds me that i still have not visited the one in boston!

RedPat said...

Quite a grand building!

Tash said...

The building is stunning! NICE perspective Jack.
And the art is really cool. Maybe you interview the artist for us?
(The artist is Chris Roque he is a native of Hartford, who is studying @ Manchester Community College.) :)

Valerie said...

Impressive is the word, Jack. Lovely capture - especially like the horizontal lines drawing the eye into the distant doorway, and the lighting reflections on the floor of the fantastic tiled floor. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Wow! This is very stately!

SRQ said...

Nice architecture and attention to detail. The second and third floor balconies are wonderful. I don't understand, though, why a municipality would hang foreign flags. As for the artwork, I'd like to get a closer look at it. Who knows what I would see?!

Bob Crowe said...

That's what I was going to say. Dr. Rorschach has turned to the fine arts. I gotta go shoot our city hall one of these days. It's modeled after Paris' Hotel de Ville.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Graceful space, except for the Rorschachs.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a ballroom! :) Nice display of flags.
God bless you!
Cezar