Monday, February 17, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020


Waterbury, Connecticut

Baldwin Street snakes through the city more or less north/south with very ungridlike curves, up and down steep hills. Some blocks are pretty distressed looking, while others look a lot like private urban renewal. I haven't walked the whole length of it yet—looking at Apple Maps I'd guess it runs about three miles—but I'm thinking of making a project of exploring it. Should be lots to look at.

Dinosaurs at the Library

Woodbury, Connecticut

Apparently there's a theme going on at the library.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Trees in the Rain

Washington, Connecticut

Thirty-five degrees F, raining, and windy—pretty miserable conditions but the light was worth chasing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Snow Flurries

Washington, Connecticut

I headed out Friday afternoon to try for some rainy day pictures, but when I got to Washington (higher elevation than Woodbury) I drove right into snow squalls.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Ansonia, Connecticut

An idle industrial complex in the middle of town.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Farrel Complex

Ansonia, Connecticut

These are all buildings that were once part of Farrel Foundry/Corporation. The Wiki entry is short but details an interesting history. These empty buildings once housed a foundry and its support operations, employing thousands. It made bayonets and cannon barrels for the Union Army in the Civil War, produced complex machine parts for Navy ships' propulsion systems in WWII. The current company is owned by a German corporation and makes materials for the plastics industry. It has—100 employees.

The building in the background, part of the Farrel complex, is being rehabbed as the new home of the Ansonia police department.

These views look in at the back of the city block sized building complex, the front of which will be the police department. Just a part of the whole, across Main Street from the foundry complex.

Back view of a tiny section of another part of the Farrel complex, a multi-story building with a footprint that must have hundreds of thousands of square feet of floorspace. A couple years ago it sported giant signs (the plastic kind you now see strapped to billboards) promising that it would be turned into condominiums—but those signs are gone now.

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Around the Town

Ansonia, Connecticut

A walk on a cold winter afternoon with a storm coming in.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Friday, February 07, 2020


Torrington, Connecticut

More from the idle factory complex.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Icy Swamps

Litchfield, Connecticut

Around on Sunday afternoon with temperatures just above freezing, dropping below at night.