Norwich by the Shetucket


Norwich, Connecticut is a town in transition, still trying to recover from the collapse of the textile industry in the 60’s and 70’s that was once the basis of its prosperity. Built on land partly purchased (and sadly much stolen) from the indigenous Mohegan Native American tribe, the irony that the town now survives economically on two large Native American owned and managed casinos in the area is palpable.

These photos were taken along the Shetucket River (one of three that converge in the area to form the Thames River that flows into the Long Island Sound) and to be honest they are not perfectly representative of the area. It is just that the graffiti , decaying buildings and rust proved to be more photographically interesting.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain  poetry blog.








All photographs and comments ©John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


6 thoughts on “Norwich by the Shetucket

    • Thank you! To be honest, I did that because I had so many graffiti shots! But they really are interesting, although probably less so if you live in the area and have to see it a lot. 🙂

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