Manch-Vegas, New Hampshire

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Manchester, New Hampshire as seen from the head of Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River.

Some cities are pretty. Their architecture is modern, glassy, shiny...they just scream "21st Century!" My city is not one of those. In fact, compared to the likes of a Tokyo or Shanghai or New York City, my little corner of the planet is just a town. An old mill town, in fact - complete with row upon row of old brick mill buildings and cookie-cutter factory-worker housing from the late 1800s.

During the day, as you can imagine, it can be kind of drab. But, at night, with the Merrimack River flowing alongside its bustling core filled with nightclubs and eateries of every variety, this small town comes alive. Our nickname is "ManchVegas". Nobody remembers why; it just is. But it suits us and we wear the "Sin City of the Northeast" title with a mix of pride and amusement.

This photo was taken while perched precariously on the very small remnants of an old dam at the head of what we call the Amoskeag Falls. The edge of the waterline that you see in the middle of the photo is actually the top of those falls where the water drops sharply about a dozen feet or so into the lower Merrimack. I hope I've managed to show a more beautiful side to an otherwise drab skyline....

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Jul 2016):

    The lighting and colors are extraordinary! Beautifully photographed!

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