Found while hiking around Steep Rock Preserve, 2/9/20. I'd been planning to look mainly for pictures to produce in monochrome, and I found some, but also kept being fascinating by arrangements with brown leaves, green mosses, and nearly monochromatic ice and rocks.
On the Presidents Day holiday, I've never seen so many cars parked along White's Woods Road to access White Memorial Conservation center. The boardwalk at Little Pond was nearly packed! Comparatively speaking.
I managed to find a few places away from the crowds to make some pictures of the icy swamps.
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.
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.