I no longer work in downtown Hartford, but I still get my hair cut there. I’ve been going to the same barber for 34 years. He’s partially retired now, so instead of getting my hair cut on Saturdays, I have to get it cut on Friday. That means I have to worry about rush hour traffic. Hartford isn’t as bad as Boston or New York, but traffic in and out of the city can get ugly. My solution, no surprise here, I go in early – my appointment is for 7:30 am. I’m usually at the barber shop by 7:15 but I’m usually in Hartford by 6:55.
I love being in the city early.
At that time, the city is quiet. There’s very little traffic, very few people and there are plenty of parking places. The meter maids don’t start making their rounds until 8:00 so it’s free parking all around. I drive around looking for interesting things and I stop and take pictures of them. Lately, as you might guess, I’ve been taking pictures of doors.
Today’s picture is the Capitol Building. I chose this because, although I took a color photo, the sky and the light made it look like a B&W shot. The only thing that was obviously colored in the original was the gold dome.
In case you’re wondering why I’m sharing this today, well I’m responding to two challenges. A couple of months ago Cordelia’s Mom (CM) nominated me for a challenge that involved posting a black and white photograph on five consecutive days. A few days ago, Amy nominated me for the Five Photos Five challenge. I combined both challenges into a five-day sequence. This is Day-4. I’m not nominating folks (like I’m supposed to) but if you want to play, it’s easy. Either post a black and white photo each day for five days or post any photo a day for five days and tell a short story about the photos. Or, combine them into something like this mess that you’re reading.
By the way, you’re supposed to mention the person who nominated you, which I didn’t do on Day-1 and I forgot to do on Day-3. I stink at these organized blog things.