Monday, June 30, 2008

Lego mills detail 03

Lego mills detail 03, originally uploaded by afka_bob.

Lego model of Amoskeag Mills at the See Science Center, Manchester, New Hampshire.

The LEGO® Millyard Project located at SEE Science Center is the largest permanent LEGO® installation at minifigure scale in the world. It represents Manchester's Amoskeag Millyard as it might have looked when it was the largest textile manufacturer in the world: it was commonly recognized as such by 1915. The Amoskeag mill complex spanned over a mile on the east side of the Merrimack River and half a mile on the west side. This model represents a portion of the East side, along with part of Manchester, the city that the Amoskeag company helped to build. This project marked the first time the LEGO® Company has worked on a creative display of this scale with outside partners. These partners included: the SEE Science Center, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), CLD Consulting Engineers, and NELUG (the New England LEGO® Users Group). The City of Manchester also sponsored this project. The project was built at a scale of approximately 55:1, called minifigure scale, which means to match the proportions of the LEGO® minifigure people.

· This project was built with approximately three million LEGO® bricks. The Jefferson mill, built in 1886, was built with an estimated five million bricks.

· The project has approximately 8,000 minifigures. Amoskeag once employed as many as 17,000 people.

· This project was built in phases between October 2004 and November 2006. It took more than 10,000 ‘person’ hours to complete the project. The Amoskeag Company built all of the mill buildings between 1838 and 1915.

· All of the LEGO® bricks used here were once in sets available to the public.

· If all the LEGO® bricks used in this project were lined up end to end, they would reach from the SEE Science Center to the Museum of Science in Boston and back. At its peak, Amoskeag produced enough cloth to reach from Manchester NH to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania each day.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Storm Over Monadnock

Sorm Over Monadnock, originally uploaded by Jeff Newcomer.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lake Gloriette Canoes

Lake Gloriette Canoes, originally uploaded by jessenikki.

Lake Gloriette in Dixville Notch, NH. In front of the Balsams Wilderness Hotel (

Monday, June 23, 2008

Water Skier

Water Skier, originally uploaded by sheridesabeemer.

Here's my friend Jackie putting up a nice rooster tail.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

View from summit

View from summit, originally uploaded by J-Fish.

From Chocoura, the top of Mt. Washington can be seen (home to the worst weather on the planet) as well as many other peaks of the White mountains. In the other directions, the lakes of New Hampshire can be seen, offering a different, but no less stunning landscape view

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Chute

The Chute, originally uploaded by Near Normal.

There were water slides long before water parks were invented.

Monday, June 09, 2008

lobster traps

lobster traps, originally uploaded by trigger25.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Poppy Field

Poppy Field, originally uploaded by judy stalus.

Shirley poppies growing in a field.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


6:15P, originally uploaded by dpower1.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Massive Fire Destroys Antique Warehouse

PICT0038, originally uploaded by rpnzle.

This was taken at a very bad 6 alarm fire last night in South Hampton, NH at about 7:00pm. Many buildings were lost, the good news is no one was hurt! The Local HN news station used this shot and 2 others on their morning news andgave me credit!

SOUTH HAMPTON, N.H. -- A fast-moving fire tore through at least two buildings at the site of an antique warehouse Tuesday night.

The fire broke out at about 6:45 p.m., and moved quickly through the wood-framed buildings, firefighters said. The property, located on Route 150, is owned by Nor'east Architectural Antiques.

Without any nearby hydrants, fire crews were forced to call in tankers. One firefighter was treated after overheating.

The state fire marshal's office has been called to the scene. So far there is no word on the amount of damaged caused or what may have started the fire.

WMUR New Hampshire

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mt. Sunapee

Mt. Sunapee, originally uploaded by brentdanley.

I know this is heavily weighted to the sky, but I like it.

What you can't (really) see is that the sun was making a circular rainbow (would it still be a rainbow?) overhead in the clouds.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Spring Woods

Spring Woods, originally uploaded by Cminik.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Six Chairs

Six Chairs, originally uploaded by m@percy.

Finally, camping season has arrived. Mt. Sunapee SP, New Hampshire.