Sunday, June 3, 2012

Whimsical Windows - City Hall


Toby's fun meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is back, and today's entry is the Ansonia City Hall. 

The views were taken this morning as a bicycle festival was to start - as we awaited the phalanx of bicyclists who were riding in from New Haven, I rolled down Main Street to capture one of my favorite buildings which is City Hall. This is the original building facade, Opened in 1905, it looks substantial - yet almost graceful in its period lines...The door is inset far enough that an edit showcasing the door itself was too dark as it is inset far and coated in a dark stain.


 So a closer view of the granite archway was included instead. 

It is a great building although the wheelchair access was unavailable until the second addition (with elevator) was completed in 1997- now I can visit the beautiful interior too...


7 comments:

toby said...

Oh, what a shame that it wasn't accessible to all until recently! Beautiful outdoors, though - I especially like the effect of the door placed so far within that magnificent arch. Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

That is a lovely, graceful building. So glad it's all accessible now too!

My bicycle-fanatic husband would have loved your bicycle festival :).

Lesley said...

The grillwork in the arch is beautifully reflected.

Sara said...

That is a gracious old building with lovely lines and I like all the white trim and the fancy work along the roof line. (Don't know my architectural terms I'm afraid!) It has a beautiful entryway.

Willow said...

The dark wood of the doors with the glass make a great background for the iron work in front. It's truly a graceful and stately building.

Vienna said...

Indeed a beautiful city hall and the color, the windows make it!

M.Kate said...

Lovely colour :)