Saturday, July 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Haven Shadows


Shadow Shot Sunday is a fun avocation, as shadows abound in every nook.


Earlier, Patti and I were driving through New Haven and the older architecture offers a style just perfect for patterns of light and shade.


The church of St. Mary looks substantial with the ambient lighting, the stone and stained glass lovely. This gothic structure was built in 1874, replacing the original building destroyed by fire in 1848.


It was a nice day, not too hot and with the windows down on the Dodge driving around the edge of Yale University.


This is a typical city view with a walk/don't walk light, a utility pole full of advertisements, and an iron fence surrounding a monument.

This is the Broadway Civil War monument that was dedicated in 1905. It sits 32 feet tall and was built at a then cost of about $5000. 

The inscription reads in part: “Erected by the joint contributions of the state of Associations of 1st Conn. Light Battery and 6th, 7th and 10th Conn. Vols. as a sacred and perpetual memorial to men who suffered and died that the republic might live: 1861-1865.” 

The shadows fall onto the infantryman as he scans the horizon on both frames...
This building was featured in another post recently. However, I love the style and architecture of a begone era, so post it again. And the intricate shadows that fall upon it.

This is on the old campus of Yale, the building Welch hall, a freshman dorm. This 1891 beauty is full of slate, brick, dormers, turrets and windows surrounded by arches. A fine style that is not built any more, no doubt due to cost considerations...



The final downtown picture before we trek back to suburbia is the New Haven GreenThe green sits as the middle square of the original nine square grid the city laid out in 1638. As in the past, the sun and shade allow this to be an urban oasis.

Shadows are all around, especially in an urban environment. But shadowy art occurs everywhere, so check out much more at Hey Harriet

29 comments:

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

What a beautiful lacy shadow the tree has cast onto St Mary’s. Well done, that’s a really nice shadow shot.

sarayutouched said...

i love your building photos as usual ralph...but my favorite shot is of the trees.

have a blessed weekend.

BLOGitse said...

Most of your buildings are spectacular and full of history - like today.
Happy SSS from Casablanca!

Tom Hilton said...

The one thing I miss about the East Coast is all those great old solid stone churches and schools and such. And that last shot just looks so idyllic, with the big old shade trees...

Paula Scott said...

Gorgeous, all of these are.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful set of images for my eyes to feast on!

Sylvia K said...

I always love your captures, Ralph, and these are all fantastic! Love the tour around Yale, the beautiful buildings, the lacy tree shadows outside St. Mary's! Marvelous post for the day! Love it! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely collection of shots to show that not everything in America is new!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Brings the saying to mind "they don't make 'em like they use to." And they surely don't! Love the St. Mary's pic.
Karla & Karrie

anka said...

Nature does beautiful things when playing shadows on great architecture. Nice shots!

Cassie said...

You are such a great ShadowShot tour guide. The church with delicate shadows falling on it is my fave! Happy SSS to you.

EG Wow said...

I am so jealous that the sun is out. Here it is overcast and very humid. You and Patti found some very sweet shadows!

I am now on my way to post MY shadow shot...soon.

Serendipity said...

Lovely series Ralph, I especially like the first one.

Sweet Repose said...

It's always such a fun big city tour when I visit here, places that I will probably never see, filled with great pages of history and wonderful antique eye candy...thanks for the mini-tour!

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Sam said...

What a glorious part of the world this is! New Haven. Looking at your beautiful photos makes me want to pack my bags and head on over for a thorough explore of your magnificent country! I can't tell you how grand and different that architecture is to Sydney and Australian architecture! Very impressive to say the least - and beautiful! Thank you for sharing Ralph and have a super week ahead!

chubskulit said...

ahh those shades under the tree would be a relaxing place to walk around. Beautiful shots Ralph!

Kitty said...

I like that the urban environment, as you say, provided a tall enough building to match the tree and do its shadow justice. Nice one.

Beverley Baird said...

The architecture is great and the shadows really highlight the structures! Great shots!

Hey Harriet said...

I so much enjoyed seeing all the older architecture of New Haven. Thanks so much for the charming shadowy tour Ralph! You are a most wonderful host! Have a great week :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love the first shot, the shadows give the building a lacey look.
I always love your shadow shots, and the history you supply withthem.

Greyscale Territory said...

The first shot of the church wall with its flurry of shadows is very beautiful! Enjoyed the story of building and monuments! And the New Haven Green looks like a wonderful playground for light and shade!

GardenJoy4Me said...

I have to say the "green space" is what I zoned in on .. maybe it is the garden-heart of mine that is totally attracted to a beautiful space like that : ) .. love the buildings and their shadows .. we have a few "old" historic ones here in Kingston as well and I should be looking for shadows there too some time ! Thanks for reminding me : )
Joy

Bonnie Bonsai said...

What an awesome post! Always informative to match the photos.

Australia

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Thanks for the tour:) I love the park and the leafy shadows on the church!

Manang Kim said...

Love your shots, the huge trees and the shade reminds me of my college days. Happy Sunday!

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Sarah said...

Beautiful shadows this week Ralph and an interesting look around the town. It looks really pretty in parts and I enjoyed seeing the typical street scene.

Dimple said...

I like the shadows on the old church, but you really got me with the green! It's wonderful to have such a space, full of trees and shadows, in the middle of a city.

Thanks for the visit!

Johnny Nutcase said...

that shadow in the first shot seems to add all sorts of different textures to the building - cool!

Linda said...

I really need to get down that way and do some exploring in New Haven. However, I think I'm going to wait until the weather cools down some to do that! So many great things to look at!

ruthi said...

nice photos of shadows... and the architecture photos are equally nice too. glad to know some important information about the buildings too.