Went to a photoshop seminar taught by Scott Kelby. I learned how much I don't know about photoshop. Anyways went through some old pictures that for whatever reason I chose not to post in the past. With some of my newly acquired skills I was able to save a few. This one here was taken at Castle in the Clouds in the lakes region of New Hampshire. I think it makes a nice monochrome.
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One of the things I enjoyed about last weeks vacation on Lake Winnipesaukee was cruising aboard the MS Mount Washington. This provided a lakeside view of the many residences on the lake. Pictured here is one of my favorite ones.
Today we toured Castle in the Clouds. This castle was the mountain top estate belonging to Tom Plant. Tom Plant (1859-1941) made his fortune in the shoe manufacturing industry, retiring as a millionaire at age fifty-one, having sold his business to the United Shoe Machinery Company in 1910.
After retiring Mr. Plant starting acquiring land. This land totaled roughly 6300 acres of land reaching all the way to Lake Winnipesaukee. In 1913-1914 Mr. Plant had this mansion built consisiting of 16 rooms. One of the unique rooms I enjoyed was a hidden reading room that was accessed by a 3 foot tall door to the right of the fireplace. By the time of his death Mr. Plant was broke and the house was taken by the banks.
While taking our little history tour last Saturday we stopped at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA. The Wayside Inn is historic landmark, both an old inn as well as a tavern. It has been serving travelers for almost 300 years.
Pictured here is a Grist Mill that can be found on the Wayside Inn property. This mill was built in 1929 and could produce 5 tons of flour per year. Pepperidge Farm used the mill as a full-time production facility from the years of 1952-1967.
I've been eying this old warehouse for sometime now on the corner of Water and Whitney Streets. I couldn't find a clear vantage point to take a photo. Too many power lines as well as the traffic light as you can see. The corrugated tin walls here are normally used for roofs. From the looks of it, it's been awhile that these walls had a coat of paint if the even ever had paint.