Driving from New Haven back to my parents house in Hamden, I got a brief look at the town I haven't been home to in years. Took some photo highlights.
  1. In honor of new photo features in List Land, here's a photo post. Yay!
  2. New Haven
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    Still in New Haven, but wanted to add some more attractive buildings, for balance. #marketing
  3. Brewster
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    Technically "Edgerton Park". About 9 city blocks of open fields and wooded glades, complete with a fountain, a bridge, and an underground bunker/satan shrine. Closed after dark, perfect for keg parties.
  4. Eli Whitney Museum
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    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Which has nothing to do with gin & tonics. Unfortunately.
  5. Hamden Hall
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    The "other" Hamden high school, where like rich, preppy kids went, & played lacrosse. IDK
  6. The Playwright
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    This was called something else when I lived there but I forget what. I went back once, a few years ago, and it was like a high school reunion. Too weird. Can't handle it.
  7. Reservoir or something
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    Notice how there's telephone wires in like every picture?
  8. Spring Glen
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    Cute neighborhood. Had some friends around here. Got my bike stolen from in front of a similar looking store.
  9. Woodlawn St
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    Mischief central
  10. Best Video
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    There is still a video store. How does that work? (The "& Coffee" must have something to do with it.
  11. Spring Glen School
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    One of several elementary schools in town. I didn't go there.
  12. Sorrento's Pizza
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    After college, after moving back home, I delivered pizza at this place, along with a bunch of my juvenile delinquent friends from high school.
  13. Parking lot where I learned to drive
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    Some sort of corporate office. My mom took me here for driving lessons when I was 14.
  14. On ramp
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    Rt 15 at Whitney Ave. Just for context.
  15. Town House
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    Used to be a Howard Johnson's motel & restaurant. We lived there for a month when we first moved to town, before the house we were buying was ready.
  16. Town Hall
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    Center of town. Corner of Dixwell and Whitney. Many places I have memories in. The library, the police station, an antique store, restaurants, bars, TCBY, a bike shop I worked at, and the fountain we filled with dish soap BUBBLES on HS graduation day.
  17. Glenwood Diner
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    And Kelly's Kone Konnection (huh. This is the first time l noticed the K K K ...) Been there since like forever.
  18. Rainbow Cleaners
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    Ya know, washing, dry cleaning, martinizing.
  19. This house
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    This place was totally overgrown, practically a haunted house, when I was growing up.
  20. This bridge
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    Right near my parents' house. Practiced wall rides on my BMX bike here.
  21. Our block
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    My parents live right up the hill from this intersection. For years, there was a bike shop in that building on the left. Later, a comic book shop. Only thing separating our house from here was a Mexican restaurant and woods. This was our biking, roaming, sledding, stomping grounds.
  22. My parents' house
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    And this concludes our tour.