Wednesday, December 30, 2015


New London, 2015

One of the many bulk carriers that visit New London.  I wonder what bulk she's carrying?    It was a dull and dreary day with very muted colors.  I think the image looks better in black and white.

Monday, December 28, 2015


Norwich, CT  2015

I've seen much better graffiti, some of which can can be considered as "art".  Not here, however. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

New London, CT  2015

Merry Christmas to all my readers.
May all your days be merry and bright
Thank you for reading my blog

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Blair B Casey

Norwich, CT  2016

Most of the boats around here have already been taken out of the water.  I did find this one still at it's dock in Norwich. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Urban Ruins II

Norwich, CT  2015

I think this was once a miniature golf course.  It certainly looks like one except for one small detail.  I could find no "cups" in the turf to putt to.  The "course" is tucked away next to the Heritage Trail, a walking path that follows the Yantic River near downtown Norwich.  There are definitely walking paths here, with some bridges and  what looks like the "turf" fairways found on miniature golf courses.  I didn't count the fairways, but I don't think there were 9-holes, much less 18 so I don't think it was quite big enough.  At one time there were posts with signs on them, but the signs are long gone.  The area was surrounded by No Trespassing signs though, so I guess I shouldn't have walked up here.

I could find no mention of what used to be here in my searches related to the Heritage Trail or the Howard T Brown Memorial Park.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Urban Ruins

Norwich, CT  2016

I'm not sure what was here, but I find these remnants of buildings past fascinating.  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Canon Balls

Stonington, CT  2015

These canon balls grace the entrance to the Stonington Free Library pictured in yesterday's post.  I'm pretty sure these are actual cannonballs fired  into Stonington by the British during the Battle of Stonington, August 9, 1814.   The battle lasted for 4 days, but in the end, the British gave up having underestimated the tenacity of the men and women Stonington and their two cannons, which were the subject of this blog post.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Private Dock

Mystic, CT  2015

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that included in the price of that home is this lovely dock.  I don't think this dock is quite big enough for the yacht I would own, if I was able to afford the house.  So I won't be moving here in the near future. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

$1.35 Million

Mystic, CT  2015

This is what $1.35 million will buy you in Mystic, CT.  The house is right on the waterfront overlooking the Mystic River.  You have wonderful views of Mystic Seaport across the river.  A number of the houses along this street date from the early 1800's and originally belonged ship captains.  The houses are labeled with approximate dates, the owner's name and the ships they captained.  This particular home belonged to Capt George Eldredge Jr around 1826.  

Sunday, December 13, 2015

'Tis the Season

Mystic, CT  2016

It's nice to know that Santa can still get handwritten letters.  I haven't checked into this yet, but I would think that in today's connected world, Santa has his own email address and website.  I bet you can even text him.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Teas the Season

Mystic, CT  2015

It has been unseasonably warm in southeast Connecticut this December.  We've had some freezing temperatures at night, but most days have been sunny with temperatures well into the 50's and even low 60's.  Doesn't quite feel like the season.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Connecticut State Capitol

Hartford, CT  2015

A week or so ago, I posted a photo of the Rhode Island State Capitol.  I felt I needed to provide equal time to Connecticut, so here is our state capitol building.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Santa Special

Essex, CT  2015

It's a busy time of the year, and a number of things have conspired against me to keep me from my regular postings here.  At this time of the year, the Essex Steam train runs on weekends as the "Santa Special" and also as the "North Pole Express".   The nice weather brought out a big crowd on this day.

Saturday, December 5, 2015


As I was walking through the financial district in historic downtown Providence looking for interesting buildings to photograph, I came across this particular "building."

At first glance it looked like a number of the other older buildings in Providence but upon closer inspection, it just didn't seem quite right.  

Looking at the pictures you might think that this is just the front of what was once a pretty big building, and you'd be right.  Only when one walks behind this building do you see to what extent the historic preservation people in Providence have gone through to keep the front of this building intact.

Providence, RI  2015

I'm not sure what the historic significance of this building is.  It's nice to see it being preserved, but I do hope someone finishes building something that incorporates, supports and preserves this facade

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Old and New

Providence, RI  2015

Architects put a lot more artistic detail into their buildings years ago.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Exchange Building

Providence, RI  2015

This building dates from 1884 and looks like it is in great shape, and still being used to day.  There are a number of buildings like this in Providence.