Thursday, December 26, 2013


Norwich, CT

Three rivers flow into this harbor in Norwich, the Shetucket, Yantic and Quinebaug, forming the Thames River which flows south from here into Long Island Sound.  The city was once very prosperous relying heavily on the textile industry.  A number of the old textile mills survive, but in various states of repair as is typical throughout New England.  The city's most (in)famous citizen was Benedict Arnold who was born here.  His mother is buried here in the Norwichtown Burying Grounds.  Some of the large houses standing today throughout the city serve as a reminder of the once prosperous past.  The downtown area, pictured here across the harbor,  is an interesting mix of older buildings, some of which have been restored, as well as some newer buildings.  Today I feel the city is struggling in trying to re-capture the prosperity it once knew.

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