Welcome back to the walk around my neighborhood. I trust that you're sufficiently rested up and rearing to go. The next picture that you see, is a southbound view of one of the side streets that I usually walk down on my way to the center of town. The house that you see in the foreground has been, to the best of my knowledge, been up for sale on and off for the past two years.
Next up is a view looking east down another major side street. It may not look it, but during the week, a lot of people use this street in order to bypass the serious rush hour congestion that permeates the downtown area. They'll usually come down this road and will make a right turn at the stop sign that's about thirty feet behind me.
When they hit the stop sign, they'll see this funky yellow colored house that's been on the market for about two years, by three different Realtors. It's a small house with a decent backyard, but in a horrible location as it's about two hundred feet from the major intersection in Newington. There is no safe way to get out of that driveway, so whoever buys it will have to spend an ungodly amount of cash to fix that problem.
Right now, we're about fifty feet from the crosswalk. This monument, along with the accompanying flagpole (that does have a flag attached to it) is dedicated to all of the local citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. There about 100 names listed on the monument itself, all male.
And finally, we are at the crosswalk. This the view looking west up one of the main thoroughfares. And as you can see, Newington isn't immune to the current economic downturn as that "Retail/Office Space" sign plainly attests to. And yes, that is a Starbucks that you see. In spite of me avoiding Starbucks like the plague, how about we take our break there and enjoy the nice spring weather for a while. My treat.