Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Lovely Mystic, CT

I had intended on posting these photos back in October but time got away from me!  I thought they'd be a nice follow-up to my Lantern Light Tour blog since they show a bit more of Mystic.

I grew up in Niantic, CT and am by nature pretty much a New England girl. For my friends and I, September has become the month to visit Mystic. In particular, The Harp and Hound (for Pumpkinhead Ale and Bangers and Mash or Shepard's Pie) and B. F. Clyde's Cider Mill. There is also always, of course, a side trip to The Mohegan Sun for cocktails.

The Harp and Hound baffles and amuses me because it always has a menu posted outside featuring tasty sounding entrees and sides...but when you get inside, no matter what time of day, all they have is Bangers and Mash or Shepard's Pie. We, of course, are there specifically for those dishes but I find it really funny! It's all part of the tradition by is our crowding into the corner window booth with the over-sized map of Ireland and a shelf of ancient looking books.


My family has been going to B.F Clyde's Cider Mill since I was a kid. The smell of apples that permeates the air, the cider's the definition of a Fall outing.

Cider fresh from the press

How she works


As I said before, Mystic Seaport is one of my favorite places to photograph.  The tone, the light...the history...and it's always nostalgic for me since I grew up in this area.

Ship Carvings

Who knew rope-making could be so beautiful?

The beauty of The Ropewalk completely transfixed and fascinated me

My dream kitchen


Doctor's office

Druggist Counter


Peeking at the next table at The Seamen's Inne Pub

Fish and Chips at the Seamen's Inne Pub

Local Beer!

The Seaport has such a quiet beauty and dignity. I love that I see something new every time I visit.



knoxy said...

I loved every single photo. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Awesome!

The Lion's Share said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! A little Fall in the Winter :)