Road Trippin’ to Andover, NH

This grafitti reportedly dates back to the late 1970s or early 80s. Legend has it a shy youong man wrote it to proclaim his love to a girl who lived on a chicken farm. It’s been recently repained.

Something a bit different today. Each outing to take pictures of covered bridges is a road trip. I try to stay off the highway when practical and see the local sights. Last weekend, I made a point to stop at places that seemed interesting and make photos. As the road went north, the clouds rolled in and the light became rather dull. I chose to process these images in BW because that’s how I think they look best. Don’t worry, I’m off on another road trip today and the forecast is for sun. There is a caption on each to provide a bit of information.

Henniker, NH boasts of being the only town or city of that name in the world.
There are many timber operations and yards in the state. This one erected a Christmas tree made of boards complete with a star at the top.
The old St. Andrews church in New London, NH. This was beautiful.
People come to New Hampshire to camp. It’s not unusual to see stands like this by the side of the road.
I liked this sign. It’s more typical of something I’d expect to see out west.
I think this area is an old railroad depot. It was right next to one of the bridges I took photos of last week. This was one of several buildings and the one with the most character.
This business fells trees and processes the wood into firewood. It’s typical to see these in small towns. We have a lot of trees. I wanted to get closer but obeyed the “No Trespassing” sign.

39 thoughts on “Road Trippin’ to Andover, NH

  1. Sandra

    Cool shots that really give you a sense of the community, Chris! I love the b&w processing! And how sweet that everyone is pitching in to maintain the flame of the chicken farmer and her love. I wonder if they ever reconciled? Take good care.

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  2. Footprints

    I love these in BW, and especially the church😍. It is one that would look beautiful on a wall. It might be my new favorite. I am not usually a fan of graffiti but the story is sweet. 🤣. Th

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I’m glad you like the church image. Thank you. It took a while to get the angle. Yes, most graffiti is not worthy of a picture but this is so odd and has the cute story that it stands out. Have a great day. 😊

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  3. Sarah

    The editing is perfect for this, Chris! Love that they repaint that old graffiti – what a nice glimpse into the past. And that Christmas tree is awesome!! You should make one like this yourself!

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