Virtual Travel – Connecticut

Our virtual travel tour takes us back to east to Connecticut. The oldest map in the collection is from 1964. The cover is a nondescript view of an early Interstate with the State Police posed in the median strip with minimal traffic.

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In Connecticut the traffic has changed but the roads are the same.

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The flip side has a collection of tourist attractions of the state.

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For 1965 a colonial church is featured. The European history of Connecticut started in 1636 as a Puritan settlement known as the Connecticut Colony. In the famous Charter Oak incident this group refused to surrender local authority to the Dominion of New England, one of the first acts of self government in the country.

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Connecticut Yankees have a history of having great ingenuity. There is no better example of this than Mystic Seaport.

The Mystic Seaport is the largest maritime museum in the United States, with a large collection of ships and buildings in a complete town.

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The transportation modes of Connecticut is featured on 1972. Located between New York and Boston, Connecticut has always been a commuter state with a large rail network for getting into the larger cities surrounding it.

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New England is known for it’s impressive fall foliage. While most visitors head to Vermont and New Hampshire, Connecticut offers some scenic fall countryside views. as shown on this 1983 map

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Connecticut’s one major airport, located between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts is on the cover of the 1987 map.

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The next in the series from 1989 is a scene from the Long Island Sound.

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The Long Island Sound separates Connecticut from Long Island. There are a number of ferries that cross the water thus bypassing the need of going through New York City.

We once took the New London – Orient Point ferry providing great views leaving New London and crossing the Sound.

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Since the late 1990s the maps have featured non identified scenes.

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We leave Connecticut with a postcard view of a small coastal town.

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Driving in India – November 2017 – Bangalore and Hyderabad

Having the opportunity to spend a week in Bangalore and Hyderabad India I took the opportunity to get some photos of the everyday life on the streets of the cities.

It should be noted that while it is very different from North America and Europe in terms of driving/walking ‘protocol’, it seems to work for India. I saw amazingly few dented cars despite the constant tight traffic.

 

Why take the walkway when you can dodge traffic.

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Home Depot was apparently out of trucks.

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The random high rise cow.

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In 120km of riding around the city I saw 1 traffic light, which can explain some conflicts at the intersections.

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Hang on buddy.

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The no horn sign is easily the most ignored sign in all of India.

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What is the record for people on a scooter, why 4. Although the 3 on the other scooter is a close second. It should be noted that they have a helmet law for drivers – but not apparently for children or adult passengers.

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Drive thru fruit stands.

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