Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hanging Flowers

New London, CT  2015

Flower baskets like this adorn the streets of downtown New London in the summer time.  They were in full bloom recently, adding some nice color to the city. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Susan Anne

New London, CT  2015

During a recent walk around New London, I happened to luck out and be a good position to watch the Cross Sound Ferry Susan Anne, returning from Orient Point, NY.  The ferry actually backs into the dock stern first.  The boat turns around, without the aide of any tugboats, and just backs in.  I wonder if the captain has rear view mirrors? 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

First Congregational Church

New London, CT  2015

I'm always impressed how church steeples dominate cityscapes. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Copperwood Murals

New London, CT  2015

I hadn't noticed this mural on my previous photo walks around New London.  The Copperwood Grille is a bar/restaurant which also has an off-track betting facility on the premises.  So the racing seahorses sort of makes sense to me, but I'm not sure about the portrait.  At first glance it looks like a portrait of Willie Nelson, but I'm not sure. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


New London, CT  2015

The Shoreline East Line is a commuter train that runs between New London and New Haven, with stops in between.  Between runs, the train just sits in New London awaiting its return trip to New Haven.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jack - Philip Grausman, 2006

Riverside Park, Hartford, CT  2015

I could find only one sculpture along the Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverside.  I was expecting more.  

Monday, June 22, 2015

Founder's Bridge

Hartford, CT  2015

This is the second of three bridges spanning the Connecticut River in Hartford. This bridge carries CT Route 2 across the river.  The view is looking sout east into the city of East Hartford.  I need to return to Hartford to capture the third bridge.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bulkeley Bridge

Hartford, CT  2015

Originally dedicated in 1908, this bridge crosses the Connecticut River and connects the communities of Hartford and East Hartford, CT.   I think it looks pretty good for a bridge over a 100 years old. .

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Clara Ann

Meet Clara Ann Cahill who arrived on June 15, 2015, weighing in at 7 lbs, 11 oz and 19 inches tall.  Both mom, dad and big brother Colin are doing fine.

I got to meet Clara Ann this past Wednesday, when these pictures were taken.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

White Mountains

Gorham, NH  2015

I spent a weekend recently in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire.  Early morning found quite a bit of fog towards the tops of the local mountains.  Mt Washington is not far from where I was staying.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Three Wheeler

Mystic, CT  2015

I have never ridden on a motorcycle, and really at my stage in life, I really have no great desire to ride one.  I might be tempted to ride this vehicle however.  

Monday, June 15, 2015

Old Barn

Stonington, CT  2015

I pass a lot of barns as I travel throughout southeast Connecticut.  There are many I would like to stop and photograph, but oftentimes I don't have a safe place along the road to pull over.  I passed this one a couple of weeks ago and there was a good place to pull over off the road to make some photographs.  This barn has seen better days.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

40 Minutes Past the Hour

Mystic, CT  2015

This is the time you don't want be on Route 1 in Mystic.  During the summer season, the historic bridge goes up at 40 minutes past the hour to accommodate the boat traffic along the Mystic River.  Needless to say, it causes traffic to back up on both sides the bridge.  

Friday, June 12, 2015

MV John H

New London, CT  2015

I can sit and watch the ferries come and go all day long. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quality Purity

New London, CT  2015

Today's buildings are not adorned with sculptures or reliefs, like the one shown here.  More often than not, these reliefs are overlooked by those who pass by.  It pays to look up sometimes when out doing photo walks.  I can find no information about this logo, nor do I know anything about the building on which it sits.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


New London, CT  2015

This replica of the Amistad is currently berthed in New London, very close to where the original Amistad  was berthed after being brought to New London after the slave uprising in 1839.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wooden Indian

Mystic, CT  2015

Followers of this blog know that I spend a lot of time at Mystic Seaport.  Each time I visit, I try to find something new to photograph, but for whatever reason, I'm alway drawn towards the same subjects.  I must have photographed this cigar store wooden Indian dozens of times using different lenses, settings, etc, trying to find just the right photo that I think is hidden somewhere with this subject.  I might have even posted a picture of her in this blog before, but I'm too lazy to search to see if I did.  This last visit found me again trying to find the perfect photo of this wooden Indian.  I still don't think I've found it yet.  I'll try again during my next visit.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Grand Central Station

East Haddam, CT  2015

No this not "THE" Grand Central Station, but it did serve as the railroad station for William Gillette's 3 mi narrow gauged railroad that was used to transport his guests throughout the 184 acre estate.  The railroad featured both a steam locomotive and an electric engine.  Some of the track beds now make up walking trails.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Gillette Castle II

East Haddam, CT  2015

The Gillette Castle is open during the season for tours. On this particular day, there was quite a crowd taking part.  William Gillette designed the castle, and many of the other attractions on his estate.  Visitors to the castle can see many elaborate door knobs, locks and an intricate system of mirrors designed by Gillette to observe the public areas from the master bedroom.  The castle is constructed using local stone on a steel framework.