Friday, July 31, 2009

Looking at the Sky - Sky Blue

For this week's installment of Looking at the Sky, I was looking for a nice view upstairs. How about a sky with no clouds, no storms, no sunbursts nor downpours. Just a beautiful sky that wears well in a more subtle hue. Like...blue?? So I offer a simple late February sky with the bright sun-accented heavens over the vintage 1924 headquarters of Charters Hose Company in Ansonia. No special effects here, the winter blue making a great sky we often miss in the usual summer humidity...




15 comments:

Sandee said...

It's a fine blue too. Excellent.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Looking at the Sky on Friday

Kramer Wetzel said...

don't they call it "corn silk" blue? Fine shade of blue sky.

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful blue sky!

Tink *~*~* said...

So clean, just like the Feb skies in Florida. We can go months in the winter with no clouds and no rain. It's hard to believe, when viewing the towering clouds of the summer, that it's the same sky in the same part of the world.

Happy Friday!

Tink *~*~*

Anna said...

I love that blue! It really does make a difference when there's no humidity.

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

I do love those beautiful blue skies. My son has eyes this blue. The blue skies always remind me of his captivating eyes. :)

Great shot, my friend. Thanks so much for playing along.

Happy Weekend,
Tisha

maryt/theteach said...

My skies are gorgeous too! Have you heard what happened at LaGuardia Airport. They closed the main terminal? Yes they did. Arrested a guy with a backpack. Emptied all the people. Grand Central jammed, what a mess!! :(

Gattina said...

I wished we had this blue sky more often this summer !

Nicole said...

That's one beautiful blue piece of sky :D
You know, I just remembered what I missed during my time in Kuwait with the dusty skies there - exactly this :)!
Have a great Saturday :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I don't know why but it always cracked me up when they call it a hose company.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

February sky? Sounds like you are having a summer much like we are in Ontario, Ralph!

Liza said...

All blue! Great capture, Ralph. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Arlene said...

Hi Ralph, it's indeed a beautiful blue sky and i agree with you when you are in a season where blue sky is not a daily view.

Nice building too!

Thank you for dropping by my entry. Sorry it took me some days to visit back..but now am here.

Have a nice weekend!

Linda said...

It's pretty bad when one has to go all the way back to February to find a beautiful blue sky but I'm afraid this summer has afforded us few opportunities to enjoy one. Even though it's way too cold, there's much to be said about a beautiful crisp blue sky!

Izzy said...

A blue sky always looks great over the firehouse that I belong too. A little background for you all. The Charters Hose Company No. 4 was organized in 1909 as the Fourth Ward Association. Since that point, the members wanted to become fire company of the city and secured the assistance of Mayor Stephen Charters, also a resident of the ward. With this, the organization changed its name to the Fourth Ward Fire Club and in 1911 we were accepted as a fire company of Ansonia, adopting the mayor's in honor of him and his support. We were in several locations and never in a real firehouse until this building was completed in 1924. IN 1911 efforts to get us a firehouse failed and we were in rented quarters down the street in 2 separate locations then this property was purchased in 1917. The building was designed by Walter P. Crabtree of New Britain, CT and modeled after Fanuiel Hall in Boston Mass, obviously modified for a firehouse. Not much has changed to the building on the outside with the exception of the wider bay door, new windows and siding on the upper portion of the building. A new retaining wall was being installed at the time of the photo and we recently completed the flagpole area with a new flower garden and shrubs along with a memorial brick walk on the side of the building. And if you waited for the March winds for the photo, then you would know why this section of "West" Ansonia is called "Windy Hill".