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New London CT is a great family vacation destination offering a lot of things to do such as, beaches, restaurants, shopping,  night life, historical museums and various attractions to stay busy in New London CT with your family and loved ones on your vacation or getaway.  There is plenty to do in this small shore city known as New London CT. Seeing is believing.

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New London CT

New London CT 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. For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was one of the world’s three busiest whaling ports, along with Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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.New London CT is home to the United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Mitchell College, and The Williams School.T

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I discovered this historic neighborhood in New London, CT, recently and was waiting for an opportunity to photograph it. With the snow, all the cars had to be off the street so it was easier to see and photograph all these amazing historic homes.

The homes were built between 1835 and 1895 in Greek Revival and Italianate style. They were the homes of tradesmen and artists, and many were the work of one carpenter, John Bishop.

Before the street was laid out in 1835, part of it was a 500 foot ropewalk, which is a long, low building used to wind strands of hemp into rope that was mainly used for ships. The ropewalk burned in 1834, but many of the street's residents pursued other maritime occupations including whaling.

By the 1970s, many of the homes were abandoned, and the neighborhood was slated for demolition until the Savings Bank of New London bought and restored most of the houses. The Starr Street Historic District was established in 1981.

I love knowing the history of the places around me. It makes it that much more meaningful to me knowing how and why a place came to be.

More information can be found here:

https://historicbuildingsct.com/starr-street-houses-new-london-1839/

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✨Friendly reminder that summer’s NOT OVER YET!!✨ How about the phenomenal gingerbread on this porch? I’d have to sit out there with a glass of iced tea to be sure, but I’m fairly certain it’s absolutely perfect.









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You all know I love a good Victorian, but I’m a sucker for our New England vernacular, too. Think of the labor it took to extract all of those magnificent stones!









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I will always find the bridges




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A moment of appreciation for iced coffee, seagulls screaming, blue skies after a storm, cute historic downtowns, and loving where you live💙 #thesizeofconnecticut ...

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Architectural note: it’s extremely important to match your lilies to your house paint.










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Waiting for a concert on Golden Street, New London, CT
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📍 Starr Street Historic District, New London, CT //

I discovered this historic neighborhood in New London, CT, recently and was waiting for an opportunity to photograph it. With the snow, all the cars had to be off the street so it was easier to see and photograph all these amazing historic homes.

The homes were built between 1835 and 1895 in Greek Revival and Italianate style. They were the homes of tradesmen and artists, and many were the work of one carpenter, John Bishop.

Before the street was laid out in 1835, part of it was a 500 foot ropewalk, which is a long, low building used to wind strands of hemp into rope that was mainly used for ships. The ropewalk burned in 1834, but many of the street's residents pursued other maritime occupations including whaling.

By the 1970s, many of the homes were abandoned, and the neighborhood was slated for demolition until the Savings Bank of New London bought and restored most of the houses. The Starr Street Historic District was established in 1981.

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New London Harbor Light // 1801 //

In 1760, the colonial legislature of Connecticut passed an act creating a committee to pursue the funding, construction, and staffing of a new lighthouse for the harbor entrance at New London. The following year, thousands of lottery tickets were sold to raise £500 for the lighthouse (a popular method of raising funds for construction projects in those days). The lighthouse, a sixty-four-foot-tall stone tower with a wooden lantern at the top, was finished that same year at the west side of the harbor entrance. By 1799, issues began to pile-up, including a crack in the structure compromised the integrity of the tower, compounded by the fact the light was so dim as to often be indistinguishable from the lights of the surrounding homes. These challenges led the charge for a new lighthouse. Congress allocated $15,700 for a replacement lighthouse on May 7, 1800, and New Londoner, Abisha Woodward began construction on the current octagonal, tapered, eighty-foot-tall tower. The present light was completed the next year and is constructed of smooth-hammered freestone which are lined with brick inside. The current gable-roofed, two-and-a-half-story keeper’s residence was built in 1863, and in 1900 it was expanded to provide quarters for the assistant keeper and their families. Today, the keeper's house is privately owned and the light tower is owned by the New London Maritime Society, who offer tours of the light on occasion.

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On the Shoreline
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Shore Line East 1685 departs New London with a freshly returned P40DC at the lead. Enjoy!
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Finally got around to checking out the new emojis, just in time to sum up the way this pic makes me feel:🌲🪶🦬🛻🪵❄️ #thesizeofconnecticut ...

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Stretching has been good to me and it’s so rewarding to feel like I can now do things I was doing 4-5 years ago when I was healthier, younger and injury free!

This means so much to me because it was not easy!!! 😅 I don’t do well with tedious tasks. I am more of a full send go for the flory type of person. It’s certainly a gift and a curse and when it comes to injuries, treating my body right and recovery it has been a curse for sure!

Although I haven’t been as consistent as I want or should be with stretching, I have been focusing more on my over all recovery, health and longevity and it is paying off!

Vitamins consistently for the past 6 months, stretching at least 3 times a week, eating more conscious as far as where the food comes from and the ingredients it contains and lately I have been doing deep tissues sports massage every other week.

I also owe a huge thank you to my girl syddsmithh for being an angel sent from heaven in so many ways! You keep me grounded, you push me and you help me and allow me to be the human I want to be in a better way! That’s priceless and for that and for you I am beyond grateful ❤️

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1900🌿#lush 🥰 stay tuned, this door’s house is coming soon! #frontdoorfriday
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It was the summer of Covid and so it was closed, but at least it was hygienic. #hygienic #artgallery #igersct #newlondonct #neonsign #signsofinstagram #everything_signage #covidart ...

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Ida died....

Yesterday my 87 year old grandmother asked me to take her to the cemetery where my great grandparents are buried. I said yes if she tolerated my photography. It actually ended up being pretty sobering as she pointed out her childhood neighbor, dentist, aunt etc. "Everyone I knew is dead." 😭

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Leader of the Northeast
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Amtrak Northeast Regional 137 approaches the crossing at Bank Street in New London, CT as it heads towards Washington D.C. Enjoy!
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Painted winter sky 🎨 .
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