Last Look at Summer American Dreams
Mystic, Connecticut is a former seaport with hundreds of historic homes built by the whaling captains, carpenters, and sailmakers of the 19th century. Mystic Seaport is a living museum where you can see the old skills of barrel making, blacksmithing, and clock and navigation instrument making.
The town is full of lovely gardens and historic homes, so I've given you a taste below and in my next post.
Here's a wood-hulled catboat. Behind it the masts of a historic whaling three-master.
Among the captain's mansions is this lovely hydrangea garden.
Just one of hundreds of historic homes.
A window box overflowing with summer goodness outside a restaurant in the historic downtown.
A beautiful door in Mystic.
How many families have passed through this door since 1840 (see the plaque on the left?)