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Old January 23rd, 2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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Hartford | Capital of Connecticut | 20.01.08

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From Wikipedia: "Sometimes referred to as the "insurance capital of the world," Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters, and insurance is one of the region's major industries."

It is also a city where Mark Twain lived and worked (wrote).

Entering the city by an impressive highway. Strange building on the left, kind of like a mix between something Islamic and a Russian Church. No idea what that is.
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State Capitol building, one of the most impressive ones I have seen.
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It combines Neogothic and French Renaissance styles. The building was built in 1878, replacing an older late 1700's State House.
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This building looks kind of like the Smithsonian museum in Washington and M.I.T. in Boston
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Now we've left downtown and governmental district. This is the area where Mark Twain lived.
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His house
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The street in front of his house
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The house was closed but I took a peek inside through the window
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The view of his house from the inside of the yard, there's also another building next to it.
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Next stop Boston
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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Great pictures! I hope that you had a great time in Hartford!

The Mark Twain House is just a few minutes from my place, I never actually went in there before.

BTW: The building that looks like "an Islamic and a Russian Church" is the Colt Armory. It was once a factory where Colt firearms were built. It recently got National Park status, and is part of a giant redevelopment project called Coltsville.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 05:23 AM   #3
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I did, even though my was short since my main destination was Boston. Interesting to know about Colt, it doesn't look like an armory at all.

You should post pics of the city as well
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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that castle looking building is the capital? It's real real nice. One my favorite state capitals ever i should think. When you are one of the highways going through Hartford, do you see the building that was the old state house? I seem to recall seeing a a big old buildnig of the sort. it was red i think
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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Nice pictures. The state house area looks nice.

Hartford seems like a good city for Wilmington to try and grow like. The skyline, historic buildings, and city and metro population would be nice to have here. We have a good amount of these things, but a little bit more of everything would make the city even better.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #6
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Nice! I'd really love to see pictures of Hartford neighborhoods. Being from Providence, I've always been interested in Hartford. I need to get over there some day!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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I actually thought about making a detour through Providence to check it out as well, but ran out of time.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #8
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Hartford looks bigger than what it's population suggests. It reminds me a lot, at least in these winter shots, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #9
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Hartford's city population is kind of deceiving. Although the city proper has 125,000, it only has an area of 17 sq mi (45 sq km), which isn't much larger than some neighborhoods in cities out west and south...annexation is practically impossible in Connecticut. It also makes only a bit more than 10% of the metro.

The metro area has a population of over 1.3 million, so it's twice the size of Winnipeg.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #10
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nice tour...crazy city by the looks
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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #11
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Yes, I was surprised with the city, since I knew nothing about it prior to my visit.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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I think I'd been there only once before. I thought it was impressive then(I was around 10 or so, and enamored with the skyline). Its a nice looking town.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #13
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very charming! The statehouse is gorgeous!
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Old March 31st, 2008, 08:35 PM   #14
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Connecticut cities have so much potential. The same can be said for New Jersey cities with the exception of Jersey City.
Connecticut and New Jersey are rich states with "not so rich" big cities.
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The "old statehouse" can not be seen from any highway. It is in the heart of those skyscrapers.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...376106&page=19
that link should get you to a bunch of pictures I took over a year ago. They are from my office and my wifes old office.

I have posted those again and more on the Urban planet forums since I have over there much more these days. I recently took a walk around with my camera that I will be posting there in the next week or so. I am no photographer, I am really more a fan of development.

You might want to check out the Hartford development thread here.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=479091&page=4

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