How do you photograph a building that does not exist from the upper floors of a building that also does not exist? It’s not easy. I was given a handful of old postcards taken in the early 1900’s of downtown Hartford and asked to duplicate the exact angles showing what the scene looks like today. Reporter Ken Gosselin and I set out on foot and spent two hours lining up the shots using reference points in the old post cards as our guide. In one post card, I noticed a tiny piece of the turret on the Wadsworth Atheneum and was able to line up the correct angle of a spot where the former Heublein Hotel was located. What we actually saw was the Bushnell Tower condos. One post card showed Main Street looking south with the former G. Fox & Co. building on the left. Unfortunately the photo was taken from the upper floor of a Main Street building that was located where I-84 in now. I was able to climb a short wall to get a slight elevated angle and make the shot. Please check out the interactive photo gallery by clicking here.
- Some awesome art off the wire from the East Coast blizzard Saturday. Here are 5 of my Faves:
- Here’s a cool panoramic.
- Heavy snow
- Into the tunnel
- Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Napheesa Collier (24) is stretches to the limit for a pass as UCF Knights forward Nyala Shuler (12) puts an arm into her back during the second half at the XL Center in Hartford Wednesday night in Hartford. Collier scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a 101-51 victory. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | email@example.com