It is 07:53 and the sun is just over the mountains at the US border. Mt. Baker is hidden behind the container cranes. The statue, which should be an inspiration to all joggers on the Seawall, is in honour of Harry Winston Jerome. He was born in Prince Albert, AB and moved later in his teens to Vancouver. He won four world records in 60 and 100 yards dash and gold in the Commonwealth and PanAm Games.
A few years ago I went to Seal Island off the coast of Maine to take pictures of the birdlife on that island. It was a fascinating trip and I may want to make that trip again when we visit Lisa in May this year. The island is known for its assortment of birds, such as Atlantic Puffin (above), Razorbills, Common Murres, Arctic Tern, Shearwaters, Wilson Storm Petrels, Phalaropes, Jaegers, Northern Gannet, Black Gullemots and Elder Ducks.
It was uplifting to walk the seawall in False Creek this morning and enjoying the clear sky again. This shot is from the foot of Davie Street with the lights from the tall buildings creating great reflections in the water.
The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was incorporated in the 1820s and by the mid 19th century, Manchester had become site of the largest cotton mill in the world. The owners learned from the cotton mills in Manchester, England how they had developed their mills. The mills were constructed on both sides of the Merrimack River and the company flourished for a century. It operated 64 mills that covered a mile and a half of ground. Since 2000 New Hampshire investors have invested
This is Cornish - Windsor Covered Bridge spanning the Connecticut River which separate New Hampshire and Vermont. It was built in 1866 at a cost of US$9,000. It is the longest wooden bridge in the United States and the longest covered twin-span bridge in the world. It is 140 meters long. I was surprised to see so many large buildings at farms, like the above. I assume that they may have provided accommodations for some of the workers on the farm. Unfortunately, it now sits
The photographer on a tour in Eastern New Hampshire to get some typical scenery from the various villages that he will be visiting. There are plenty of similar old vacated cabins along the country roads. Most of them still have some of the personal belongings left behind by the former residents. It was minus 14 C and the balcony of the store still had items displayed for sale as it still would be mid summer.
The State House was built in sections and the first section was completed in 1819. The cost was $82,000 and the cost saving was achieved by the decision to build the State House of granite from what are now the Swenson quarries at the north of Concord and to have the the cutting, shaving and facing of the stones done by the inmates of the prison. The State House is on the right and St. Paul Church, built in 1856 is in the background. Some of the types of houses in the reside
This is a typical view, at this time of the year, of the many marinas in the Lakes Region, The marinas have ice instead of water and the boats are in their "condominiums" This is from Ossipee Lake. This is one of the 54 covered bridges in New Hampshire. This is Squam Covered Bridge in Ashland and one of the very few that was recently built (1990). Cost was US$200,000, length 18.5 meters and 8 meters wide and it is open for vehicular traffic. This is Saco Covered Bridge in