My World Tuesday: Pressed into Flight

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One sunny summer day last year, my friend and I came across these designs pressed into the concrete slabs of a building that was once a factory in New Haven, Connecticut. The place is a warehouse for a hotel furniture liquidator now. The bottom photo is a view of New Haven harbor from the Long Wharf area.

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  1. These are the details I love to discover like long lost treasures

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  2. Remarkable designs for a warehouse. Beautiful!

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  3. what a wonderful design! very nice.
    thanks for stopping by. :)

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  4. Anonymous3:29 PM

    I miss seeing scenes like the last photo. The pressed designs are awesome...yeh like sand sculptures!

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  5. How interesting the art on the building of a now-ordinary place. And that's a fantastic view.

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  6. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Those are amazing designs to discover on the building. I also love the shot from the harbor.

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  7. I wonder what the building originally housed.

    I can almost smell the mudflats in the bottom photo. For me it's a happy smell - I grew up a mile from the ocean.

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  8. Hi Sandy..nice photos.
    Thanks for posting to my site..I'm due for another modem sooo, my computers been running slow. I may have gone back in to upload a picture with that poem when you posted. Anyway, it was suppose to be "A Mere Slice Of Time" for this weeks fading memories prompt..sorry-

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  9. Very interesting stone work. I could imagine myself walking along that boardwalk right now...

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  10. Hi Sandy, I can see I am about ready to return to New England for a visit. As soon as it warms up? I miss those old warehouses. There were some pretty neat ones and converted mills in Manchester N.H.

    I liked your fortune. I am going to start making some. I got tired of making church signs.

    When I get a fortune cookie I always make a production of reading it and embelish it something terrible (correct my grammer? that is the way I always do that).

    I did not like the slide show as I got tired of waiting. Was there ever one to show up that didn't say the same thing?
    ..

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  11. Thos pressed designs are lovely. I love things like that - thanks for sharing your world!

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  12. interesting the days when art was part of commericial buildings. times have changed...

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  13. Very interesting patterns on them. This type of art I can understand..lol. Sometimes I would look this way and that way at a sculpture and yet I cant figure out what they are. I suppose that is what art is all about. :)

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  14. Isn't it amazing at the detail they used to work into the design of a building. This is wonderful.

    The bottom photo looks a lot like Potters Marsh near Anchorage, AK.

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  15. those designs look like they predate WWII. The Long Wharf there is where the Schooner Armistad is normally berthed except she is traveling the world right now. Great pics Sandy!

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  16. The pressed concrete really does look like a sand sculpture! I'm guessing this used to be an aircraft plant of some kind?

    And you know I love the bottom photo... Looks a lot like Atlantic Beach. And the weathering in the wood has so much character. Makes me almost anxious for summer.

    Almost. Something about triple-digit heat makes me...

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  17. Love, love, love that old fence in the foreground. It sets the foundation for your photograph beautifully.

    The presed concrete is such a joyful find. Things like that tickle my tummy wren I come across them.

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  18. Anonymous9:24 PM

    beautiful designs. i wonder what they're for.

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  19. Great shots as always Sandy, thanks for sharing.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  20. Anonymous9:36 PM

    Gorgeous Art Deco designs and that beach is a treat for a snowed under bloggers eyes.

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  21. Great photo's. Thanks so much for sharing your part of the world with us!!
    Take care

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  22. Anonymous10:24 PM

    Interesting decorations. Was the plant somehow related to the aviation industry?

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  23. The first two looks like some sculpture, stone carvings. Must be quite old too. The beach looks like a fun-tastic place to be in.

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  24. beautiful detailed impressions (& landscape too).

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  25. Beautiful artworks, too bad they are neglected now. The last photo is very beautiful, too, Sandy!

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  26. Sandy: Those are neat captures of New Haven, I really liked the view from the dock.

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  27. It would be nice to know why those designs were pressed into the building -- there has to be a good story there. Beautiful picture of the harbor.

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  28. Very art decoish. I loved those. I love finding details like that. Thanks.

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  29. Hope you find the piece of attached history and give us an update! :)

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  30. Interesting the designs and the landscape. Beautiful post, Sandy.

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  31. Love those bas reliefs! Aloha-

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  32. Great pictures. It would be interesting to know why they're there. Last pictue is lovely too.

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  33. I wonder just what they stood for with a plane in one and a ship's wheel in the other. Sure are beautiful! Maybe your town museum would have some information or the archives in the newspaper. . . I think I have finally caught up on reading and leavign comments. Think I left three today.

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  34. nice designs indeed sandy but i wonder what material was used to make it.

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  35. Hi thanks for visiting my page. This is a beautiful and interesting post. We really have different worlds. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Anonymous2:49 AM

    I'm making some progress in tracking down the origins of that interesting building. It is now Universal Hotel Liquidators, in the former Star Supply Co. building and former commercial laundry facility, at 1040-1070 State St. and 49-53 Mechanic St., in New Haven.

    Film at 11 (maybe).

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  37. Isn't it amazing the things they can do with concrete? You have such a good eye, Sandy!

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  38. LOVE the designs.....and....That last shot should be framed! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  39. I like the two imprints. Your other shot is great too.

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  40. I wonder what the building used to be used for? I love the plane! And I love that view! I would love to stroll across that boardwalk, smelling the humid air and swatting gnats away. :)

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  41. I like the imprints and the view of the shore. What a nice day you must have had.

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