Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Kinda Town


Below is an arial shot of North Conway, New Hampshire right after the recent Nor'easter, Nemo. This is where I work and live.

Our landmarks are known world-wide.  On the left, at the top of the photograph, is Mt. Washington, home of the "World's Worst Weather".  In the near background, to the mid-right, is Mt. Cranmore, home to one of the first ski areas in the U.S.

Opened in 1938 by financier Harvey Dow Gibson, a local boy made good on Wall Street and Carroll Reed, a Boston insurance man, the mountain became home to Hannes Schneider, whose world-class ski school in St. Anton Austria was at risk due to the Nazi takeover of Austria.  Schneider and his family,  brought to North Conway and Cranmore by Gibson, legitimized the ski mountain with a ski school and innovative ski techniques.

For more of the history of  Cranmore Mountain, Hannes Schneider and the debut of serious skiing to America, go here.




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12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...really great shot....must have been a bit after as they have the roads pretty clean in the pic...love how pristine the snow makes it feel...

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! C.G...
Thanks, for sharing the beautiful aerial shot Of the place where you live and work too!
I <3 the look Of the snow in the photograph [surrounding the homes and the quaint church]with the majestic mountains in the background too!
deedee :)

Mrsupole said...

Burr, it looks cold. We would go into a panic if we got any snow like that. It does look like a beautiful place and so full of history.

God bless.

Ellen Fisch Photography said...

Lovely shot!

California Girl said...

Brian: I believe it was taken 3 days after the storm; sunny and swept, so you're right.

California Girl said...

deedee: It's a different perspective on the area of town in which I work. I wish the entire area was beautiful and quaint like this but much of it, in either direction, is strip malls, tear downs, franchises and really ugly stand-alones. The building codes are constantly massaged by wealthy locals with agendas, corporate money & a planning board that knuckles under to all

California Girl said...

Mrsupole: It IS cold. Today we have winds gusting to 40mph, 22F, & the wind chill in the single digits.

Hope my rose makes it as well. We have beautiful wide pine floors and I just can't bring in a big potted plant.

California Girl said...

Ellen, I see you're on your computer right now! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how I envy you shots like this CG, there's as much chance of me seeing snow in Perth as the next Pope not being Catholic haha!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Brrrrr.... beautiful though!!

daydreamerdreams said...

Beautiful!

Pat Tillett said...

First off, this is a great photograph and it looks like an amazing place. However, it looks COLD! Of course I live in the land of mild weather...