New Bedford, Massachusetts
New Bedford, population 95,000, is the sixth largest city in Massachusetts and the largest commercial fishing port in the United States. It is located off Buzzard's Bay approximately midway between Providence and Cape Cod. Boston is about 60 miles to the north.
Nicknamed 'The Whaling City,' New Bedford was once one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling city in the world. Today the city struggles with high unemployment and is one of the lowest income municipalities in the state. However, it boasts a very well preserved downtown and working waterfront. These photos are focused entirely on those areas, so they are not very representative of the city as a whole, but hopefully give some sense of the historic architecture of the city. Many people are most familiar with New Bedford as the port to catch the Martha's Vineyard ferry from.
An interesting, and underutilized, internal courtyard off Union
This old church is now an art gallery
Mechanics Lane - This is a really neat old street I didn't get to photograph very well
The New Bedford Art Museum is right next to the downtown police precinct.
The Public Library
The Whaling Memorial with City Hall in the background
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Custom House Park
From Route 18
Looking across the harbor to Fairhaven
Finally this is a historic residential district I stumbled into just west of the downtown. I'm not even going to try to guess on street names.
One of the coolest cul-de-sacs I've ever seen
And a final night one from the Downtown
Okay, that's it. Thanks for viewing.