Continuing on just over the bridge from Fairhaven is New Bedford. There was a time when it was the whaling capital of the world, and it shipped lamp oil all over the planet. Most of the city now is sprawling and somewhat run down, but the waterfront is very historic. I can't believe I found parking, and was able to parallel park on the narrow, cobblestone streets.
Picturesque yes, but a pain to walk and drive on.
Third District Court of Bristol County.
Note the school bus. The Whaling Museum is a popular field trip destination so there were quite a few buses in town. The last time I was in NB was on my own 3rd grade field trip in 1973.
Quite a mixture of architecture. You see these Greco-Roman styled buildings all over New England, side by side with older brick and and wood structures. After the Revolutionary War & War of 1812, anything 'British' looking fell out of favour.
Since I was in town on a Monday, most of the shops were still closed.
Hard to really tell, but this building is pale purple.
This one is in tribute to the 'missing children on milk cartons' campaign.