Miscellanea

This gallery has all the photos that are not in other galleries. When I end up with enough photos in this gallery on any one theme, I’ll start a new gallery with that theme.

The current cover image of this gallery is of a turbine from a small hydroelectric plant in Hiram, Maine. I found it in the yard of the plant along with some other interesting pieces  that had obviously been well used.

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North Church

North Church

The North Church on Market Square in Portsmouth, NH was built in 1855 at a cost of $30,000. A new clock was installed in 1856 and a new organ in 1890. More recent renovation took place in 1978 and the steeple was replaced after it was destroyed by a windstorm in 2006.

George Whitefield preached his last indoor sermon here on September 28, 1770, just two days before he died in Newburyport, MA, where he is buried.

The church has had a building on the present site since 1712.

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Orris Falls

The Orris Falls Conservation Area covers 171 acres between Thurrell and Emery’s Bridge Roads in South Berwick, Maine. The area is cared for by the Great Works Regional Land Trust. Along with the falls, there is also the old foundations of the Littlefield homestead, the Littlefield graveyard, and the Balancing Rock. It is a great place for a nice walk in the woods.There is a small parking area at the access on Thurrell Road.

For more info, go to: Orris Falls

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Israel

Israel

In January 2012 we went on a tour of Israel with New England Bible College. Here are  some of the over 2200 pictures I took. The picture below is a view of the Sea of Galilee  and the Arbel Cliffs taken from the Church of the Beatitudes.

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Grave Matters

Grave Matters

One of the nice things about living in New England is that I have easy access to historical burying grounds. I’ve always found the atmosphere, artwork and epitaphs in them interesting, curious and good to reflect on.

While I was researching the different motifs on the older gravestones, I found a great explanation of them at Death’s Head, Cherub, Urn and Willow

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Fort Foster & Wood Island

Fort Foster & Wood Island

The Wood Island Lifesaving Station sits just off Fort Foster. It has fallen into serious disrepair and it’s future is uncertain. A local group has been formed to save this historic building. Check out their website by clicking on the link below.

 

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is a reproduction of an 1830’s era village. I’m amazed that I grew up in New England, am over 60 and this is the first time I’ve gone there. Lots to see and do there. Working farms, blacksmith shop, pottery shop and kiln, cobbler, pubs, stagecoach, live farm animals and people in costume and in character are some of them.

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