Monday, April 16, 2012

Ruby Tuesday 2 - City Seal

Ruby Tuesday 2 is back with its simple ruby red rule. Today’s picture is from within the Connecticut State capitol building in Hartford. Captured from above is a seal from a city that dates back to 1784.
Due to the brick red hue, I captured this from wheelchair height. 

Intrigued, I checked it out and learned a thing or two. This is actually the seal for the City of New Haven, about forty miles south of the capital city. Per the city’s web site, this design was from two prominent New Haven residents, Ezra Stiles and James Hillhouse. In 1784, Stiles wrote of the seal:

Finished the City Seal. The Devise, the Harbour of New Haven, a Ship at the Entrance, and an Ionic Pillar entwined with a Grape Vine. Under the Ship at the Mouth of the Harbour, MARE LIBERUM; and round the Seal SIGILL.CIVITAT.NOVI-PORT.IN REPUB.CONNECTICUTENSI.1784...It is always fun to learn something new about your state or town when seeking rubies. The detailing on the wall and arch is amazing in any color – especially red!

13 comments:

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful city seal :-) Dropping by from RT2

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Cafe au lait said...

That's a nice seal. Happy RT2!

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Carletta said...

All the intricate detailin this little spot is astounding. Lovely light!
I found a site just this week about my own state capitol complete with pics. It was filled with things I didn't know so I would definitely have to agree that learning something new is fun. Even at my age. :)

Dianne said...

beautiful shot Ralph

namaki said...

Colors are everywhere and here is a nice red !

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful colors and looks like glossy.

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 gmirage said...

Looks so grand!

Liz said...

Great capture Ralph! Thanks for stopping by my entries.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An impressive, grand seal beautifully framed in intriguing wall patterns!

bj said...

What a beautiful seal.
You got a really great shot of it, Ralph.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful details o that one!

Leah H. said...

Great shot! Thank's for sharing..

Visiting for RT2- hope you can stop by:)

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Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful shot! A late visit for RT2.