A SUNNY DAY IN DOWNTOWN NEW LONDON

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Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
My bf was driving back from NY. he wanted to take me to new london to have lunch. we walked up and down state st and bank st. then after lunch at BULKELEY HOUSE, we walked to the city pier. that is where the cruise ships, block island ferries, long island ferries and fishers island ferries docks. it was a beautiful for a walk. we sat on a bench on the pier to people watch, watch the boats pull in and out, watch a couple of fishermen fishing. we hang out there for about 2 hours then drove back to groton.

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 southeastern Connecticut.

New London was founded in 1646. It was a base of American naval operations during the Revolutionary War and was a major whaling port in the 19th century.
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse & Soldiers & Sailors Monument, 1896
The harbor at New London was at one time considered to be the best on Long Island Sound. The city is home to Connecticut College and the United States Coast Guard Academy. New London Harbor is home port to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chinook, the Coast Guard's tall ship Eagle, and to seventeen nuclear-powered attack submarines of the U.S. Navy.

The Norwich-New London metropolitan area includes twenty-one towns and 266,618 people. The population of the city of New London is 26,174.

New London hosts Connecticut College, Mitchell College, and the United States Coast Guard Academy, as well as the small private secondary school The Williams School. The Connecticut College Arboretum is a fine, 750 acre (3 kmĀ²) arboretum and botanical garden.
wyland mural
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is located on the Connecticut College Campus. Housed in a handsome Neo-Classical building designed by Charles A. Platt, the permanent collection of over 15,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, furniture, decorative arts, and American art from the 18th through 20th centuries.

Ye Antientist Burial Ground, circa 1652, is one of the earliest colonial graveyards in New England. Here is a significant repository not only of the first generation of settlers, but an open air museum of the early stonecutter's art as well. Of all Connecticut burying grounds, this in New London may hold the greatest variety of different carving schools. There is also a historical site in the remains of Fort Griswold (located across the Thames River in Groton, CT), dedicated to Americans that fell in the Battle of Groton Heights defending the fort and the city against British invaders.
city pier
New London is also home to Fort Trumbull.

Thirteen years ago, in July 1993, the world famous whale artist known by the single name of Wyland, spent one week in New London, Connecticut. He had come east from California to paint a series of giant, life-size whale murals on exterior building walls in the 15 states along the east coast of the United States.

The "Whaling City" of New London, once second only to New Bedford as an American whaling port, was chosen as the site for his Connecticut mural. The Sperm Whale, the species most hunted by Connecticut whalers in the 1800's, had been designated by the legislature in 1985 as Connecticut's official state animal. So this was the whale that Wyland selected to portray in a monumental painting on the 170-foot long and 40-foot high side of a large store at the corner of Eugene O'Neill Drive and State Street in the heart of the city.
church on state st.


Union Plaza at the foot of State Street
Original located at the corner of Union and State Streets in New London. It has since been moved and now sits on the Parade (Union Plaza) at the foot of State Street across from Union Railroad Station. It can be viewed only from the outside.

Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy September 22, 1776, by the British during our Revolutionary War, was teaching here when he enlisted. He was an officer in the Connecticut militia and took part in the seige of Boston before volunteering for the dangerous mission of getting information about the British on Long Island.




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Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse & Soldiers…
Nathan Hale Schoolhouse & Soldier…
wyland mural
wyland mural
city pier
city pier
church on state st.
church on state st.
corner of bank st and state st.
corner of bank st and state st.
bank st.
bank st.
Soldiers & Sailors Monument, 1896
Soldiers & Sailors Monument, 1896
New London Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
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New London
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