My World Tuesday: Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut's capitol building in Hartford is an amazing work of High Victorian Gothic architecture that hearkens back to a time Hartford was a very wealthy city--and a time when creating beautiful buildings to stand the varied tests of time was important. Hartford is a city of architectural beauty as well as of fast-and-easy cement boxes and glass towers (whose greatest purpose is to reflect and refract the beauty around them.)

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  1. What an incredibly beautiful building! And it does put our "fast and easy" to shame! Your photos really show the beauty of the architecture! Thanks for the different views! Hope you have a great week, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  2. What a blue sky that is .. Hartford is one of the Grand Dames of capitol cities.

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  3. beautiful buildings...

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  4. Wwowww. That's a building you'd expect to find in Europe somewhere with creaky armor and lots of brocade and velvet and mahogany and stuff around.

    Very impressive edifice. And splendidly captured too!

    (You're gonna laugh... my word verification is "stests"... fitting, huh?)

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  5. Our capital building is quite beautiful! Nice captures.

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Connecticut's capitol building before. It's a dandy. The gold dome remind's me of Colorado's dome which is also gold, I think.

    One thing I love about buildings like this is that their is a story and a reason for almost all the various decorative items such as the statues.

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  7. Oh, my gosh, this took my breath away. I am in the process of photographing historic buildings and homes in Phoenix, AZ, and we have nothing here that even halfway resembles this! Although, we have not even been a state for a hundred years yet.

    I'm still just in awe at how beautiful this building is!

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  8. Beautiful architecture. Nice pics.

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  9. Definitely someone cared about art when they built this building! It looks like "home away from home" to the residents, I bet! Bringing the architectural beauty from home country is a lovely idea. . . I am sure it had influence at least.

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  10. Definitely built before the current recession. :) I love old architecture!

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  11. Amazing building!!! Great architecture and great photos

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  12. Sandy the Hartford Capitol is so beautiful. I like how you showed us the wide view and the details of the building. Fantastic.

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  13. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Beautiful shots of a fascinating structure! The angles and lines are striking.

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  14. Very beautiful. Fantastic architecture.

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  15. How gorgeous that cupola is Sandy! Great shot for My World Tuesday! :)

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  16. Wow Sally, you have captured the dome so brilliantly! It is gorgeous!

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  17. That is a splendid building...maybe the best architecture in the country...for capitol buildings. You really captured its beauty! That dome is amazing.

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  18. Beautiful and close to home

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  19. All are marvelous views of this lovely old building ... so beautiful.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  20. What a fantastic building. Love that golden dome.

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  21. I love such historic buildings. Great shots.

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  22. As I have mentioned before when you have posted one of these ornate buildings "they don't build them like they used to".

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  23. Lovely blue sky! beautiful building!

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  24. Sandy: That is such an amazing place, thanks so much for the visit.

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  25. What a beautiful piece of architecture and so wonderfully captured by you.

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  26. Thank you Sandy for refreshing my memory with such beautiful photos. It is an amazing building. The last time I saw it was in 1969!

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  27. Your shots are incredibly beautiful! The historic building is amazing.

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  28. Beautiful building with a splendid architecture! Great shots indeed!

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  29. Such amazing blue skies, golden domes and glowing beauty.

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  30. I like visiting cities, but I wrote a rant about changes to towns.

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  31. Beautiful photo's of a beautiful builting

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  32. Oh what splendor: I like the golden reflection of the first photo! Magnificent series, thanks!
    :-)

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  33. Awesome architecture!
    Love the skies!
    Great captures Sandy.

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  34. This beautiful capitol building has definitely stood the test of time! Great shots.

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  35. Thank you for taking me home on a visit, Sandy. Can you believe I have never been inside the capitol? I can't believe it!

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  36. Amazing architecture and those blue skies are the perfect contrast!

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  37. what a lovely morning that was! thanks for sharing it with me!

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  38. Sandy, my first degree is in Architecture, so I marvel at the ornateness of the capital building structure. Buildings are not made that way much any more due to cost. Now I am wishing I could wander the hallways inside to see those details as well. I think the last time I made a trip to Connecticut is was to Mystic Seaport, driving up from Tenafly, NJ. Have a good day. Rob

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  39. This is a masterpiece, as are your wonderful photos!

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  40. It's look like a castle... And by looking at the details of this magnificent building, my reaction was...whew!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

    The Maculot Mountain Itself

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  41. wow. the building is so majestic. great shots.

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