New London is a Transportation Hub.
And if that sounds grand, well, it should. We have rails, we have buses, we have interstates out the wazoo, and we have the grand and glorious Thames River which meets the Long Island Sound, and therefore we have ferries. Lots and lots of ferries.
One (i.e. me) can take all this industry and moving-forwardness and hullabaloo for granted. But then a certain Mistah Schleckah will do a late-fall, late-afternoon stroll, and the effect of the resulting photos of the bustling awesomeness of New London can feel like one (i.e. me) getting hit in the back of the head with a 2x4.
(*Because I really love schedules.)
Bridge in its background? Gets me every time.