Initially the lady and I had decided to check out the old “Shade Swamp Sanctuary” as it’s known, located in Farmington, CT. This was a roadside zoo, long abandoned, with many of the cages and such still remaining. For a better writeup, you can visit http://www.damnedct.com/shade-swamp-sanctuary-abandoned-zoo-farmington. However, we initially drove to the wrong place to access the trailhead and found something much more interesting. Walking into the woods down a well used jogging trail, one sees a series of relatively new buildings peeking out of the trees. The effect is striking. What you’re looking at is a hurriedly abandoned DOT office complex. A sad waste of buildings which are still in excellent condition, save the vandalism. Pictures below the cut.