Linda G. Hill threw us a little curve ball last Friday. She asked us to be serious. It was a fair request and a fun post, but it wasn’t what I was planning to discuss at the bar. I know, SoCS really doesn’t/shouldn’t involve much planning, but usually, something happens during the week that mingles into the conversation. Last week, it was a simple observation while driving.
Last Thursday, a number of the comments I received on my post about Waterbury Union Station that were along the lines of “they don’t build ‘em like that anymore.” Sad but true. Rather than carry that discussion to the bar this Saturday, I thought I’d just share a few photos today. Besides, I’ve always wanted to use these fancy new photo slider thingies.
Union Station included warehouse space and was built to accommodate over 65 trains each day. Amazon chose to build a warehouse in Windsor, due to that town’s proximity to an international airport (BDL).
Parking has been an issue in cities and near transportation centers since cars became popular. Getting people from the parking area to the destination has always challenged architects. Here’s one solution in Hartford about 80 years ago and and one under construction at BDL.
Finally, I drove by an industrial site, across the CT River from our town, that wasn’t even under construction in November 2020.
The rest of the images were collected during the week (including breakfast at Allegro – I am sorry). I hope you all have a great week.
This is the new Transportation Center at Bradley International Airport.
We got close to uncovering the AC compressor last week when it hit 68°f (20°c). For now the bunny is safe.
It’s been cold this weekend, but the decking gets warm. Maddie likes to sit for a little while.
The sun has brought MuMu back to “her” shelf.
There are two eggs under the bacon, potatoes and yes, that is hot Italian sausage,
Chinook and Oola after saying hi to Maddie.
“Are you still working on that thing?”
I think she likes to see sunny days.
One of the last days we had snow on the ground.
We won’t be able to see these guys much longer.
Maddie’s new favorite park is clear of snow,
Not quite warm enough for kids yet, but we’re getting close.
The park is getting green.
The Amazon warehouse is being gradually clad in plain gray concrete panels.
Yes, I do like cranes.
This guy does the heavy lifting on this highway project.
Hartford still looks good from Great River Park.
Great River Park needs a lot of clean up before the boat ramp can be opened.
Those two poles secure the dock at the Great River Park boat ramp.
Buildings of many generations. At one time, the Traveler’s Tower was the tallest structure in Connecticut. It remains beautiful. The building along the river is our new Convention Center.