Monday, November 9, 2009

Oyster River Landing, Durham, NH




Living in the area all my life I drive through here quite often yet seldom think much about it. The fact is, Oyster River Landing is a beautiful and historic place. Seeing it as I drive over the bridge and seeing it up close are two different things.



Walking along side the river you can feel the history. Looking around at the old trees and historic homes built in the 1700's you know this was once where the action was. At least as much action as Durham had 200 years ago, which for a small community probably wasn't much.



A charming home that's seen it's share of renovations, I'd say.



This location hasn't been the center of town for many, many years. The center of town now resides where the University of New Hampshire is located, up the road a piece.


Oyster River Landing is far more appealing.



Looking at the map on the sign we're standing on Old Landing Road (letter I) near Newmarket road and the Mill Pond bridge


View Left down river

A favorite spot for ice fishing in the winter





View Right toward the dam and more historic homes

In my next post I'll show you a few more views of the immediate area. Foliage was just about to let go during my visit but the colors were still impressive and brilliant. It was an overcast day but the clouds did nothing to hamper the beauty.


32 comments:

mvmaithai said...

Stumbled onto your blog from somewhere...Used to live in Quincy, Mass. Currently in TN. Fall colors are just NOT the same as in New England. Really the brilliant colors.

mvmaithai said...

Correction on the earlier comment -"really miss the brilliant colors."
And thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Beth at Aunties said...

I adore New England through your Lens! It is stunning and the history is incredible!
Sharon, I just watched the video of your mom's surgery. Did she also suffer from spondylolisthesis and stenosis? Were her grafts taken from her hips?
I had a severe case of both and a 3 fusion of l4-l5-S1. The nerve was 95% compromised.
My prayers are with her to have a fast recovery. Please tell her to be very careful so she can heal properly. I pray her pain will be eased. The flowers are so pretty.

XOXO

Give her a hug for me...

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You are so lucky to have grown up in such a historical, beautiful place! I used to dream, as a young California girl, of living in lovely and historic New England. Had to move away from all family to do it, but glad I did. You're lucky that you get to live here AND have family with you.

mikenh said...

Ah, the last Photo has a Historic Marker to the left side "The Oyster River Massacre" and on the Right side of the river, up the road a short way, Major General John Sullivan's Marker!

Very nice, thanks!

Mike

Riet said...

You live in such a beautiful country and again these photo's are awesome. Such beautiful colourful scenes.

hip chick said...

Lovely photos. I don't get up that way very often. It is quite pretty there.

The Curious Cat said...

Beautiful! We were up near Concord NH a few weeks ago...so beautiful the countryside and foliage there...everything is so neat and pretty. xxx

Jayne said...

OK Sharon... seriously.... you need to go to all the shops in the area where you live and show them your absolutely gorgeous photos, and offer them the chance to sell them as note cards, photo souvenirs, etc. They are so beautiful, and depict the area so well. I just know people would buy them by the droves!

Kerri said...

What a fantastic place!! I want to visit ;) And I'm with Jayne - you should strike up a deal with the shopkeepers on the chamber of commerce to use your photos!

Kerri said...

forgot to say - LOVE LOVE LOVE the new header!!

Erica Houskeeper said...

That old house is so charming (I love the photo with the old sign). I haven't spent much time in Durham or along the NH coast. Looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Cottage Sisters said...

Your photos are beautiful and the way you capture your town makes me want to move there. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Medina said...

Sharon, I am overwhelmed by your talent. This is an amazing entry, your blog is such a beautiful place to visit. thanks so much. I hope you and the critters are enjoying the *warm* weather!
xoxoxox

Life is good! said...

what an incredibly beautiful place!!!

Shirleyanne said...

Such lovely photos.
Certainly a place with character.
Just love it!

Steve Borichevsky said...

What a great place.

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Country Girl said...

Another beautiful walk in an historic place. Love these trips!

Cindy said...

Wow! Great photos. I love all the colors. I wish things changed here in Florida like that. Nice house too.

Jacey said...

I am originally from Claremont, NH and went to UNH. I have been visiting your blog lately and this post really makes me homesick (but in a good way). Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

Again, beautiful pictures. Makes me yearn for a trip out east!

Judy said...

What a scenic place!!! I love the golden leaves still on the trees, even though the ground is covered with them, as well! And the residents have done a lot of work keeping the old village alive!!

Susannah said...

Stunning pictures!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I really enjoyed this tour...we have an oyster river in Old Saybrook and an historic town called Durham too. That bridge is like looking at a postcard.
I had messed up and put your site on my sidebar but with wrong address...just noticed it. Sorry I've missed so many posts and sorry to hear about your mom.
xxx.......C

The Retired One said...

So quaint!
It looks like it could be the setting for a Hollywood movie!
Wonderful place and wonderfully photographed!

CIBELE CAMARGO said...

Hi,
Your photos wonderful.Parabéns, seu
trabalho é magnifico.
Kisses, Cibele

Chatelaine said...

I've never been to Durham but your photos are enticing me to visit.
Lovely travelogue post.

With the approaching rainstorm I think we will lose all the color on the trees. Boo Hoo! I love Fall.

Donna said...

I've missed seeing your gorgeous pictures! I'm back to blogging again, so I'm glad I get to see them again. You capture New England so well.

JC said...

Loved the photo tour ...

Krista said...

You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful and historical place. There's nothing better than Fall in New England.