Christa McAuliffe Museum -...
Christa McAuliffe Museum - Museum and Planetarium dedicated to the first civilian woman astronaut. Both times I was in Concord I was lucky to arrive for the annual street fair/sidewalk sale. They block off the main downtown street to cars and the street is filled with local shops and craftsmen selling their wares. Good bargins!!
Granite State Capitol
"Oldest State Capitol Building..."
New Hampshire claims to have the longest continuously used Legislative Capitol Chambers, and it is around the granite capitol building with gold leaf dome that the small town thrives. In addition to the capitol building, there are a variety of nearby government and church buildings also primarily built of or clad in the granite stone that is quarried within the region. There are though few urban amenities here as restaurantuer complained to me that the town is 70,000 state workers during the day, but only 30,000 residents at night.
"Residential Family Capitol"
In contrast to the capitol buildings, much of the nineteenth century commercial strip along Main street are conventional brick buildings. Thus, the focus of Concord is within the residential neighborhoods where there are many charming woodframed homes, particularly on the hilltops west of the capitol dome. Concord is an hour and a half away from Boston, and just three hours from Montreal, and so the town is a retreat from these urban centers. Kayaking, cycling, fishing, hunting, and fishing are popular pastimes in this region. These images, taken during an overcast Labor Day (in September), were part of a one day cycling expedition away from my big rig truck.