Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Hartford Houses Of Worship: West End Behemoths
Hartford is home to some very large churches. The stretch of Farmington and Asylum Ave running between downtown and the West End is home to some of the city's largest churches. This particular church dominates the area skyline, it's steeple is visible from quite a distance. Along with The Hartford building. easily the most recognizable structure in the area.
You really can't get a feel for how long these sculptures above the doors are until you are standing right below them. Jesus has to be a good 10-12 feet tall. Maybe more.
Directly across the street from Sad City favorite Tastease, there is nothing mini or midi about the this church. Probably the most exciting and ornate stonework we've seen.
This Congregational Church on Asylum is almost directly across the street from the massive concrete church. It's almost the opposite of its neighbor; stone instead concrete, angular instead of round, and lots of grass and shrubs around instead of....more concrete.
We don't know why all the doors on this church are painted bright blue, but they look good.
This church at the intersection of Farmington and Sigourney gets dwarfed by its massive neighbors but is a sizable one in its own right. Notice the steeple of its neighbor in the background.