Monday, May 9, 2011

White River Junction

It's interesting being in New England, in such a different landscape from my home. As soon as I landed in Manchester yesterday evening, I smelled the ocean. Not the sun-warmed southern California surf, but the damp spring brine of the northeast sea coast.

There is SO much water here.

I'm staying in White River Junction, which is at the meeting of the Connecticut and White Rivers. They're celebrating their 250 year anniversary this year - which seems funny to me after Santa Fe's 400th. But it seems old to me here. Quiet at night, industrial on the edges, renovating nicely.

I took a walk this evening and saw these neat lofts with lovely glass balconies that overlook the river.
Neat sculpture in the Veteran's Memorial park along the White River.
Road bridge crossing the river. I love how these staid little New England churches have been repurposed - this one into a Zen studio.
The White River itself.
This is a railroad town from way back and the Welcome Center is in the old depot.

Very pretty weather, but all this damp makes me feel chilled!

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to visit. Beautiful pictures! :)

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  2. Very nice. Great Photos.

    Thanks for posting this.

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