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Old Mar 1, 2009, 8:23 AM   #1
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I live in Londonderry, NH. The town was originally settled in 1719 by 16 families who emigrated to America from Londonderry, Northern Ireland (and before that from Scotland) to escape political and religious discrimination. The group was of the Presbyterian faith. This first picture is of the town's Presbyterian church in the center of town. A sight common to many New England towns.
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 8:28 AM   #2
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Londonderry has 2 swampy conservation areas. The Cohas is one of my favorite picture places in town. It varies from as mass of green vegitation and birds in the summer to a frozen vista in the winter. My granddaughter (as we'd drive past it on her way to nursery school) nicknamed this swamp the land of mists due to the fuzzy mist that covers the swamp when warm and cold air mix which is not the case in this photo. No warm air.
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Very nice, yesterday. I love the blue sky against the stark white building.

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Old Mar 1, 2009, 2:23 PM   #4
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Two entrances to the chapel/sanctuary? Reminds me of the Shaker community that strictly segregated men from women. Sex was taboo. There is an interesting preserved Shaker village in Kentucky (Shakertown) that is worth visiting. Hmmm. Wonder what happened to them?
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We have a Shaker Villiage here in NH as well. Last year (after living here for 45 + yesrs) my daughter and I visited it. The Shakers didn't belive in sex but unlike many otherstrict religions, they did love song and dance. They were great inventors.
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Beautiful old church and the Cohas looks like a place I could love for bird shooting.

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Old Mar 2, 2009, 1:55 AM   #7
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Yesterday,

Very classic and timeless. Great shots. Unfortunately for us in Hawaii, the termites here were indiscriminate in the desire for wood cellulose. We didn't have frozen winter permafrost to keep them at bay.

Even so, it eminds me of the surviving missonary homes and churches that are sprinkled throughout the island as a historic reminder of the New England heritage of the early missionaries.

The misty effect got to be a real delight to see.

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Great shots. I would think the two entrances are, one for the sanctuary, and the other for a social hall.

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