Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quirky New London

New London, CT is a place that is not to far from me. According to Wikipedia

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County,southeastern Connecticut. New London is located about 107 miles (172 km) from BostonMassachusetts, 56 miles (90 km) from Providence, Rhode Island, 85 miles (137 km) from New Bedford, Massachusetts, and about 128 miles (206 km) from New York City.
For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was the world's third busiest whaling port after New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Nantucket. The wealth that whaling brought into the city furnished the capital to fund much of the city's present architecture. New London subsequently became home to other shipping and manufacturing industries, but has gradually lost its commercial and industrial heart.[1] The city is home to Connecticut CollegeMitchell College, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and The Williams School. New London Harbor is home port to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chinook and the Coast Guard's tall ship Eagle.

For me it's an place where modern life and colonial buildings create a visually interesting scene. Recently, I've found myself there a few times a week and on a few occasions have taken my camera.

The images in this post are from my lastest trip. As you can see it's a great place street photography, especially when the cruise ships are in port and there are lots of tourists to watch.

If you are ever in New London, CT, see about walking the Hempstead Trail or visiting some of the other landmarks. Be sure to take lots of images.