Saturday, October 9, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Street Fair

Shadow Shot Sundayhosted by Tracy in (hopefully) sunny Brisbane, arrives and as it is Autumn up North. Unlike Oz, where it is Spring, we are losing the sunshine, which portends the cold of Winter.

The shadows get longer as the sun is further to the south. So a fine  subject to start includes the Ansonia City Hall. As our small city only has 19,000 inhabitants, the building is grand but on a smaller scale. In this view, the tree has an immense shadow, and I am not sure as to what is blocking the southerly sun.


The foliage is merely starting to change, but seasonal cols was forgotten on this brilliant and beautiful 66° (19° Cday. 

The roof parapet and long overhang is full of details, leaving a deep shadow upstairs. Below, is the facade of the beautiful building, which was completed in 1905. Harvest decorations line the steps, the shadows fall toward the North. (it should be noted that the building was not wheelchair accessible until the second addition with an elevator was completed in 1993). The woodwork inside is as ornate and lovely as the outside.



Further up Main Street is the Obsidium building. It is of neoclassical Greek style, and itself was opened as the Ansonia Savings Bank in 1900. It has been restored, and is massive if quite elegant. And the shadows sit nicely under and over the front of thbuilding.


Early autumn is a favorite time of mine, and we will enjoy the ever weakening sun as much as possible. And keep looking for shadows in any and all places. See Hey Harriet for many more!

27 comments:

Quilt Works said...

What lovely town - I'd love to visit!

Gallery Juana said...

Hi Ralph,

Autumn is my favorite season. We're just coming into it now.

I had a tour of old downtown in my city and posted about that. Your town looks like a lovely place to live.

Have a good weekend.

Jeanette said...

Looks like Ansonia is a nice place to live. The buildings are beautiful with lots of detail. They make lovely shadow shots. Thanks for sharing!!

frayedattheedge said...

Hooray - all the photos are there!! The buildings are beautiful - we tend to think of America as being covered in skyscrapers!!

BLOGitse said...

Piece of history here too...
19.000 inhabitants - that's idyllic!
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Catherine said...

love that contrast of the bright blue sky and the dark shadows - quite lovely

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place!! I, too, love the contrast between the blue sky and dark shadows! Autumn is such a colorful time! Your photos are always terrific, Ralph! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

sarayutouched said...

the city decking itself with fall decor...great shots. love the green on the roof line shadow.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We just love looking at all of the different types of architecture in towns...with a guide like you we get the best tour Ralph! Love how they have the decorations along the walk....how gorgeous!
Have a beautiful weekend enjoying this great fall weather!

Dianne said...

this time of year is a favorite of mine as well
beautiful buildings

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

G´day bro?

Now your talking. I drool of your little town but with a hidden treasures, huh?

What a fantastic tour! Those collosal buildings (well, in my eyes) are outstanding.

Another job well done.

Happy SS & enjoy.

x0x0,
/chie

EG Wow said...

Lovely shadows of autumn, even if the temperatures seemed more like summer. :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your shadows Ralph, it's so nice to see your city and where you live.

Cassie said...

Autumn is so beautiful back east. So many different trees make leaves of many shades of red,orange and purple. The colorful palate of the heavenly Creator! The buildings of your town are also beautiful. Just love the architecture. Good ShadowShots.

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shadows on such lovely old buildings! The architecture is something else!

Paula Scott said...

Such beautiful architecture! I am envious that we do not have beautiful architecture here. yet. Maybe someday.

chubskulit said...

Love the details on that building on the last photo Ralph!

Paz said...

Very nice shots!

Paz

Sammy said...

Such beautiful Architecture Ralph, fanstastic shots

Sam said...

A lovely selection of shadowy shots as always! I'm very fond of neo-classical/ turn of the last century architecture. We have a lot of it here in Sydney.That second building further along the street is very pretty indeed.

I'm also very interested to see the harvest decorations out the front of your hall - Autumn really hits the States a lot harder than in Aus. I am a bit envious of your dramatic seasons up there - Autumn must be a wonderful with all the fall colours!

Hey Harriet said...

I so very much enjoy seeing your stunning buildings! Early autumn is a lovely time of year. Enjoy! And have a wonderful week ahead :)

Kebeni said...

i love Autumn second only to Spring. Beautiful shadows and buildings

anka said...

The buildings look lovely! Great shots!

Kay L. Davies said...

You have some wonderful old buildings. Lovely.
And autumn is beautiful out there. I agree with Kebeni, autumn is second only to spring!!

Kay, Alberta

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Ah, yes, Autumn...me and Scratchy were out reveling in it all day yesterday, from sun up to sun down.

Our town isn't very big either and has many old turn of the century structures that haven't been torn down to progress...they sure make for wonderful shadow shots though!

Most people in wheelchairs, back in the day were shut-ins, rarely seeing the world outside, I'm so glad for all the wheelchair accesses these days and truly try to make it more accessible in my own store, winding the piles ...I mean vignettes of stuff.

Have a great week!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year too. I'm not ready to start thinking of winter yet...just enjoying all the great fall weather we've been having.

Lots of great architecture in your town Ralph! Thanks for sharing it:)

Patti said...

haha! I don't have to visit. I live here!!

See you soon. ;-)