Hartford Blooms 2016...

Images taken during the Coltsville and Downtown Loop Tours on

June 12 and 13, 2016

by The Journal Photographer Dennis A. Hubbs...Please enjoy!

Note: there are about 70 HQ images here, so please allow ample time to download...Thanks!

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The famous dome reflects in the residential portion of Coltsville...

Above and below: The spectacular view from the Onion Dome atop the Colt Building...

Above and next 10 images below: The lovely homes and gardens along Charter Oak Place!

A view of the Traveler's Tower downtown, seen from the hill atop Charter Oak Place in Hartford!

For a great meal, visit the Polish National Home at 60 Charter Oak Avenue...and the bar ain't bad either!!!

Built in 1867 by Elizabeth Colt, wife of gunmaker Samuel Colt and primarily for the workers in Coltsville, The Church of the Good Shepard was designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter. At 155 Wyllys Street in Hartford, it is well worth a visit, if only for its magnificent stained-glass windows!

The Baptismal Font at the Church of the Good Shepard...

This is the Amos Bull House at 59 South Prospect Street, which is attached to the Butler-McCook House & Garden's 1865 Carriage House.

The gardens in the rear of the Butler-McCook House...

Above/below: Just across Main Street from the Butler-McCook House & Gardens are these two well-preserved buildings, both constructed in 1875...

Seen from the Main Street Bridge looking west and above the Whitehead-Conlin Highway connector, the older, lower structure in the center was once a carriage house where one could purchase a horse-drawn buggy.

Golden reflections looking north along Main Street...

Above and below: The Pump House Gallery in Bushnell Park, Hartford...

Inside the Pump House Gallery...during the winter, the fireplace is stoked and the room is used for various functions, especially at Winterfest.

A decorated barrel stands outside the Pump House...

Downtown Hartford building from Bushnell Park...

Also in the park - a statue of Horace Wells, the "discoverer" of Anesthesia in 1844...

Another park attraction is the old Carousel - not running this day...

Just west of the park is the Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Arch, designed by George Keller and dedicated on September 17, 1886...

The sculpture work is beautiful, as you can see above and below!

Former Hartford City Councilman  and Hartford Blooms creator Mike McGarry and his wife were instrumental in placing these lovely flower pots, by the hundred, along city streets...

A view of the State Capitol building from Bushnell Park...

...and the Corning Fountain, given to the city by John J. Corning in memory of his father, John Benton Corning in 1899. The 28-foot tall structure is composed of granite and bronze.

Another view of the Capitol with it's glowing gold dome...

Finally, the following images are of St. Patrick - St. Anthony Church -  a Cathedral-style church located at, appropriately,  265 Church Street, with it's sunken garden and amazing stained-glass windows!

Thanks for visiting! Hartford Blooms offers a number of tour loop runs through June 19th, 2016. For ticket book and tour information, please call (860) 296-6128, email info@hartfordblooms.org or visit the website at www.hartfordblooms.org.  Beauty awaits!

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