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Hartford, Connecticut

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The city of Hartford rises out of the forest in this shot from a mountain about 10 miles east of the Connecticut Capital.

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Crossing the Connecticut River on Interstate-84 heading west.

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Here are a couple of pictures featuring the riverfront.

The first is looking north with Charter Oak Landing in the foreground. The second is from East Hartford looking at the band shell, the River Terrace with cruise boats at the docks.

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From a room at the Marriott, day and night. The bright white cupola in the middle of the shot is the Old State House.

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A dense city view of downtown buildings

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A rainy night in Hartford from the top of the Bank of America Building.

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100 Pearl Street is too short (16 stories) to show up in most skyline shots but it is a very good looking building.

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The recently completed Trumbull on the Park apartments.

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The front of the old Hartford Times Building will be saved and incorporated into the Wadsworth Atheneum museum complex. The Atheneum is America

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Some of my hartford photos....

The Central Business District after the first snowfall of the 2005/2006 winter season

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Bushnell Park and the Bushnell Park Carousel

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The Travelers Tower from Main Street by the Linden

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Travelers Tower

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Views of Bushnell Park, State Capital and Asylum Hill from Bushnell Towers

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View of the edge of the Central Business District skyscrapers from Bushnell Towers

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The skyline from Elizabeth Park in the city's west end

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Hartford 21 Tower in October, 2005

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Constituion Plaza

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CT Convention Center and Marriott Hotel at Adriaens Landing

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CT State Capital

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City Place I (tallest Building in CT), City Place II and Goodwin Square

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Hartford Skyline from East Hartford (summer, 2005)

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City Place I and Goodwin Square from Bushnell Park

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Main St Downtown

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CT River looking south from Downtown

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Would you happen to know why it was named Asylum Hill?

In New England they had these not so subtle names for things back in the day... so I'm assuming there was an insane asylum up on that. In my hometown of Norwich, CT there is a Jail Hill that housed the city's jail and an Asylum Street that was home to the insane asylum...

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This pic freaks me out. Looks like the city is burning. ::shudders::

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It's called Asylum Hill because it was home to one of the first schools for the deaf in the country. In those less enlighted days, the school was called an asylum for the deaf.

There is enough info to choke a house linked here. Check the upper right hand corner. http://hartford.omaxfield.com/asylum.html

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