My World Tuesday: US Post Office, Waterbury, Connecticut

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These are some of the limestone panels that adorn the exterior of the USPS building on Grand Street in Waterbury, Connecticut. I didn't have my wide-angle lens with me when I took these on Sunday morning, so I had to settle for close-ups of the detail rather than frames capturing complete panels.

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  1. Anonymous3:54 PM

    It has plenty of details; I'm sure people mill about outside to enjoy the art before going in.

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  2. Closeups of details are very often much more interesting than wide shots of the whole subject. this might very well be such a case. These almost look like hieroglyphics in some panels!

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  3. Great detail. When driving through small towns around here, the post office is often one of the newest structures in town.
    Yours looks like it's been there a long time.

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  4. like the doves :)
    nice photos sandy.

    have a good evening.

    erin

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  5. Anonymous4:42 PM

    What detailed figures! Do you know who made them, or what the story behind them is?

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  6. Great shots and details! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wonderful pics! I'm thinking the man who did these. What an artisan he must be!!!

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  8. Very interesting and beautiful reliefs on this building.Thanks for sharing and for your visit!

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  9. Those are incredible. Just stunning.

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  10. Great detail photos here.

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  11. I love this! It reminds me of Greek architecture, but the subject matter is a bit different. Excellent post! (I like the close-ups.)

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  12. The details on the panels are wonderful. I love for buildings to have interesting features and your USPS gets high marks in that regard.

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  13. Anonymous6:54 PM

    These are beautiful carvings in the stone. How old is the building? You don't see much detail like this any more, and especially not on post office buildings.

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  14. fun closeups of slower times. nice post office.

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  15. I love the detail in these shots, you captured them perfectly.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  16. Oh, I like these shots of the details. So often we fail to notice lovely accents like that.

    Thank you for your work with MyWorld and SkyWatch.

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  17. Those limestone carvings are detailed, sharp and great. Thanks for showing these to us.

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  18. The details are beautiful! I like the style of this sculpture..classical and modernistic at the same time.

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  19. They look like marble panels to me, beautiful for a post office.

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  20. You framed these so beautifully. Any one of them would make a brilliant story prompt, I'm thinking!

    I must say I like the sound of "Grand Street" lol.

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  21. Anonymous8:23 PM

    striking never the less.

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  22. Very cool! You did a great job of capturing all the details in the images.

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  23. Sandy: The carving work is realy a neat thing on the building. You captured it nicely.

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  24. Wow that is a lot beautiful sculpturing in the building, very nice.

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  25. Good - so we can have another post with the other kind of shots!

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  26. You have the most interesting buildings there! I love the close-up shots you take, too. Nicely done - D

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  27. That's certainly more elaborate than our Post Office, really lovely.

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  28. What great artwork on that post office. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  29. I wish we could believe that our system was a solid as this building portrays it, Sandy!
    Aloha-

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  30. Cool engraved art!

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  31. some very nice close-up details here...thanks

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  32. Interesting details of the beautiful art works. It's a very special Post Office, isn't it?
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Lovely to see the designs on the limestone panels. Am sure they tell a story.

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  34. A lot of work went into carving those! It's wonderful that this kind of craftsmanship survives the weather and time.

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  35. Excellent photos. I love buildings with panels. I think this comes from my genes. The most public buildings in Athens (and not only in Athens) have panels from ancient times.

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  36. Anonymous3:34 AM

    cool wall art!

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  37. How beautiful! The building itself is very square and rather plump, but the detail on it is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. That must be Charles Lindbergh eternally flying towards the limestone sunset. I don´t mind seeing these details. Great.

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  39. Adds a lot to an otherwise austere building

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  40. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Love the panels-makes me want to go create!

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  41. Great detailed carvings! I love how some post offices are so interesting to look at!

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  42. Very cool limestone panels that I'm sure are overlooked every day. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Very good detail shots of the lovely decor on this building. Especially liked the one with the doves. On the whole it does make the building much more interesting than it would otherwise be.

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  44. What a artful building ~ but I love our flag flying high above!

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  45. Anonymous2:10 PM

    These etchings say so much. Once again Sandy I'm following in your blogpath, finding My World Tuesday through your blog and posting here for the first time today.

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  46. Wonderful artworks! Such a skill to do such carvings!Many Europeon buildings are coverd with art work..an open air museum I thought! sending sunshine from AZ..NG

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  47. it is pretty amazing that for a building such as this, it has some impressive stonework on the side of it!

    thanks for sharing Sandy!

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  48. You don't see them carving on new buidings any more. It is too bad that art can't be incorporated into structures like they used to. I miss seeing lovely carvings, corbels, gargoyles etc. Now you see even metal pole barn structures for offices etc.

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  49. I love that kind of detail. Especially the birds and the sun.

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  50. Taking landscape shots can be a project for another day. . . I am so glad you got the close ups! They are such beautiful art! I love the old buildings with art on their walls. So much history brought alive for all to remember/enjoy!

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  51. beautiful! just two weeks ago i also visited our national post office. i just miss sending letters the old way.

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  52. I love the aeroplane. Beautiful detail on these.

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