Monday, February 29, 2016

Dunkin Donuts

Niantic, CT  2016

There is no shortage of Dunkin Donuts places in this part of the country.  No town in New England is complete without one, or maybe even two.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


New London, CT  2016

Ah, another Irish Pub I need to add to my list of pubs to visit. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New London Exchange

New London, CT  2016

I don't much about "Exchanges", but I assume at one time they must have been a center of business or places were goods, money etc. were exchanged.  I wonder if all cities had exchanges, like pictured here.  Are such local exchanges no longer needed?   At least this exchange building has found new life housing the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Robin Hood

New London, CT  2016

On a recent walk about downtown New London, I was once again drawn this tiny sculpture entitled "Robin Hood" by the Russian sculptor Michael Dronov.  I posted a different view of this sculpture here.   I have always pictured Robin Hood as an expert archer.  This depicts him holding a sling shot, I think.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

Roann and Gerda III

Mystic, CT  2015

I had to go back in the archives for today's picture since weather and other commitments have conspired against me and prevented me from getting out for more recent photos.  I hope to remedy that this weekend.  Fortunately I didn't have to go too far back.  This was taken this past December.  The Roann has been featured in this blog before.  The boat in front is the Gerda III, originally built in 1926 as Danish lighthouse tender.  She played an important role in World War II, smuggling Jews out of Nazi occupied Denmark.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine Roses

I'm a couple of days late with these photos.  On Valentine's Day this year, the outdoor temperatures only reached about 10℉, so I did not get out to do any photography, even though the sun was shining brightly.  Instead I stayed inside and practiced doing some flash photography, an area I have yet to master, as can be seen in these photos.

Niantic, CT  2016

Getting my wife roses on Valentine's Day is a rare treat.  I prefer to get other gifts showing my affection rather than overpaying on this one day for roses.  I had a moment of weakness this year.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

For Sale-For Rent

New London, CT  2016

I see far too many vacant store fronts in downtown New London.  It looks like the Whaling City Boxing Club has a home here though. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Looking Over Long Island Sound

Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, CT  2016

The weekend I visited here the weather was really quite comfortable.  Not much wind, and temperatures were in the mid 30's.  Today however is a different story.  It's only 22℉ with a wind chill of -7℉.  I won't be going to any beaches today.  I hope it's warmer where you're at. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winter Beach

Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, CT  2016

It's easy to walk a beach in the summertime or if one lives in Florida all year round.  Only true beach lovers walk the beach after a heavy winter snow fall with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Terrace and Wall

Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, CT  2016

I like the way the the architects and builders of this pavilion  made it fit right into the local geology, using boulders from nearby quarries as well the boulders that were right at the site.  This state park really lives up to its name. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, CT  2016

No matter how often I see or photograph this pavilion, it never ceases to amaze me.  It's one of the many results of the Works Progress Administration, (WPA) and was completed in 1936.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, CA  2016

On the return flight from Reno to San Francisco I had some beautiful views of San Francisco Bay.  On can see the Golden Gate Bridge in the middle of the photo as well as the Oakland Bay Bridge more towards the top.  In this case my aging iPhone did not do this scene justice.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reno, Nevada

Reno, NV  2016

Reno, Nevada is quite proud of their wild sheep or rams so these are displayed at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.  Now that I'm back home,  hopefully I'll return to regular posting to this blog.  It was interesting posting using my iPad, but it did have some limitations.  Not so much with the iPad itself, but with the Blogger software.