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Manchester, NH Photos

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Hi everyone,

I visted Manchester, NH for the first time this past weekend and took some photos. The light was harsh in mid-afternoon, so it was tough to photograph well. This is the best I could do. My impressions of the visit are here.

First, the skyline from highway 293. Too bad about the power lines there...:

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The river with lining mills, also as seen from 293:

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The Eastern facade along Elm Street:

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Another photo of the facade:

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Yet another, this from a side street off of Elm:

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The Hampshire Plaza skyscraper:

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The lights lining the building's unfortunately designed, large plaza:

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Great Manchester retail signage lining Elm Street:

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Old facades against a newer (relative) skyscraper:

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The old City Hall:

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The old City Hall and the new City Hall:

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The old City Hall framed against the new City Hall:

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Profile of the old City Hall from Hanover Street:

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Elm St. sidewalk dining:

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Another view of Elm Street signage:

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Hanover St street scene and signage:

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More of Hanover St with the Palace facade:

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Another of the Palace facade:

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The brick facade of Hanover St:

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That's about all for now. Perhaps a few more later!

- Garris

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My god Garris, youve done it again! Your photography is immaculate! Manchester seems to be an example of America's potential when it comes to urban design. Anyway, I just wanted to say that i love your photography (especially of Providence..... its the most fascinating city this country has to offer in my mind. I really hope to go there one day!) and keep up the good work!

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My god Garris, youve done it again! Your photography is immaculate!

Wow, thank you! I'm humbled... :wub:

Anyway, I just wanted to say that i love your photography (especially of Providence..... its the most fascinating city this country has to offer in my mind. I really hope to go there one day!)

Let us know on the Providence board when you swing by and we'll give you an ideal itinerary. Providence is a great city, a photographer's dream. Like Manchester, it's a work in progress, farther along in some ways, and farther behind in others. I've enjoyed living here more than anywhere else I've been, however. I've kind of taken a break on photographing Providence for the moment, though, just because there's so much transition in the streetscape and skyline right now!

Ok, here are the rest of the Manchester photos...

More great Elm Street retail signage in Manchester:

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I really loved the contrast between the old and new City Halls:

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I like this old, character filled alley with the antique utility wires sitting next to a brand spanking new satellite dish:

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Far from my favorite photo (terrible, harsh afternoon light and poor composition, with the signs and traffic lights), this is the only shot I could achieve to include more than one skyscraper in the same photo. This is the maximally urban Manchester scene:

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And to end the Manchester photos, here is yet another old-new contrast:

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Sorry I didn't take any photos of the ballpark, but there are other good ones of it here on the UP boards and the lighting was just so, so bright that I knew it wouldn't work, so I just kicked back and enjoyed the game :D.

- Garris

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:good:

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I'll bet Manchester is beautiful in the fall! It looks like a mid-sized city with a small town character.

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