I've started a new blog featuring historic homes on the market in Connecticut. It's just in it's infant stages but I decided to take advantage of this beautiful weekend to take a road trip with my husband and photograph some of the antique properties myself. Of course we had to take a few side excursions - dairy bar for an ice cream cone - a local winery (I'm much more artistic after a glass of Reisling) - and later on, Sushi (drinking makes you hungry). On our travels we stumbled across the Old Abington Burial Grounds. Through a grove of trees, down a grassy path, we came upon this historic oasis, invisible from the road, sitting on a hillside surrounded by old stone walls and peaceful countryside. Abington Village is located in Pomfret - one of the sleepy towns located in the "Quiet Corner" of northeastern Connecticut. The cemetery is the final resting place for 60 revolutionary war heroes and in it, one witnesses the harshness of life 250 years ago. Short life spans, the loss of young children and death in childbirth are evident everywhere. Despite the sorrow once experienced here, this place exudes calmness and beauty - a window to the past.
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