Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Walk in Derby, Part Three

Derby, Connecticut

More weeds and bricks.

The side yard of a church, under a hot muggy summer sky.

Graffiti, derelict (but quite modern/recent) factory building.

Minerva street, the same steep hill seen in earlier post.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Walk in Derby, Part Two

Derby, Connecticut

Hot, wet, summer day with big clouds forming. Derby is on the right, Shelton on the left, looking north from the bridge between them over the Housatonic River. The chimneys are from old riverside factory complexes that are either derelict or repurposed.

The corner of Third Street.

Brick wall and doorway with graffiti.

And weeds.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

A Walk in Derby, Part One

Derby, Connecticut

Weeds under a hot summer sky.

Derby sits on hillsides at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. This leads to some of the streets being pretty steep.

The railroad bridge is no longer active. It's not the line that still runs a single track from Bridgeport up to Waterbury. The second bridge in the distance is part of the limited access section of Rt. 8. There's a walking/running path that follows several miles of the river shoreline.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Walk in Ansonia, Part Two

Ansonia, Connecticut

A train heading north on the single track, alongside the flood wall. Pumping station on the right.

Along the wall of the Farrell Company foundry building, now sitting empty.

 Another Farrell building across the street from the foundry, waiting for repurposing.

Still another, around the corner.

Monday, August 12, 2019

A Walk in Ansonia, Part One

Ansonia, Connecticut

The train station. The flood wall is to keep the Naugatuck River from inundating the town as it did in the great floods back in the 1950s.

A wall that used to be overgrown with climbing vines.

Another wall, with history. Some sort of small utility box in the middle. On the left a bricked in basement window. On the right, a bricked in coal delivery chute.

Saturday, August 10, 2019


Torrington, Connecticut

Can't resist those situations where I see "almost a picture" and wait around for something to come fill in the blank.