Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let's take a walk in Exeter, NH



Here we are in my local town, Exeter, NH, standing on Front Street looking up at the old Town Hall. You can't miss it as you're driving through the center of town, it's an historic old building that really makes a statement.



The day I was there shooting they were working on the cupola. No one was up there at the moment because it was around lunch time so they must have been taking a break. Apparently the bandstand in the middle of town needed a little roof work too! After all, winter is coming and now is the time to get this stuff done.




Headed up Front Street towards Phillips Exeter Academy and the leaves are a changing! Seeing as how this was over a week ago I'm sure they're even more colorful now.



Now we're on the campus of PEA (Phillips Exeter Academy) looking down a long, lovely walkway. At the time the kids hadn't returned to school yet so it was fairly quiet except for all the workers trying to finish up last minute restorations. Did you know PEA is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country? Kids come here from all over the world.




The oldest dormitory on campus. I'm not sure if it's still used as a dormitory but it certainly is pretty!




Starting in the upper left hand corner and going clockwise:
  • A favorite home with a view through the front door into the backyard

  • Pink Dahlia in front of The Willow home store on Water Street

  • A secret garden

  • Yellow Dahlia's on a white picket fence on a back street




A sweet Sunflower to punctuate the end of a few moments to myself

I hope you will join Mary and many other for Mosaic Monday!




27 comments:

Snap said...

Lovely shots of Exeter. I especially enjoyed the campus of PEA. Gorgeous secret garden!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh, it's so good to have a new post from you...I've missed your wonderful photography.
I have been to Exeter and it is a lovely town and campus. Fall is in the air. So good to see your pictures.

Vee said...

Lovely photos! Exeter is the quintessential New England town!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Gorgeous. I love the old homes and schools in New England towns - so charming, and so homey.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful pictures of your hometown. Love the last shot of the sunflower. Have a great week.

Country Girl said...

Oh, be still, my heart. What an absolutely beautiful post, my friend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love seeing the photos of the old homes and buildings - what a beautiful campus. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.
Have a great week.

Lenore said...

I love old historic towns and yours is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely stroll through town and your mosaic with the dahlia is fabulous.

clairz said...

Exeter is such a beautiful town. You've captured it perfectly. Now, I'm going to have to fight off some homesickness...

Life Images by Jill said...

Thank you for this lovely walk around your town - beautiful images.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What gorgeous pictures, and such a lovely town... word cannot express how much I look forward to being in NH again next month! ♥

Mary said...

What a beautiful place. Sharon! I wonder if the students appreciate such a lovely setting... :) thanks for giving us the tour at MM. :)

GrandmaK said...

What beautiful pictures. The clouds in the pictures are really lovely! And oh my, what lovely Black-eyed Susans! Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

Jayne said...

I love the look of old school campuses with the tree lined walkways. So beautiful!

Laura said...

I can just see antique shops and quaint places to eat lunch! So pretty!

The Curious Cat said...

So pretty...be there very soon when those leaves are golden!! xxx

Pat said...

It was a lovely tour; thank you. I love the old red brick buildings, the white picket fences with yellow flowers, the long walkway!

Donna said...

Wow, Exeter is so pretty. You're right, PEA is a really good school. I went to an Ivy League university for college and many of the guys went to Philips Exeter.

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The Retired One said...

Gosh, it could be used in a movie set, it is so perfect! Gorgeous little town.

Dishesdone said...

What a beautiful, historic town! Great shots!

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

Lovely photos of your hometown. I might do something similar with Miami. Maybe someday I will finally be able to visit New England. It seems to be so lovely.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I find this town utterly charming and somewhat similar to the small towns in my part of the country. The architecture is a little different, but the feel is very much the same. Very enjoyable photos.

Camilla at home said...

Hi! You have a beautiful blog, love your photos! Thanks so much for tips about Portsmouth in our traveling planning. We are just back and we stayed in Portsmouth for a week, we thought the town, it`s surroundings and beautiful neigborhhods where all great. Strawberry Banke was great, and so was New Castle. A beautiful town we`re we want to go back some time!

Carolynn said...

What a lovely, stately looking community.

dAwN said...

You always have the most lovely photos!

Linda said...

I love the angle of the church steeple and all the lovely flowers and bee! I enjoyed, thanks for sharing.. cheers, Linda