Pieter best described both our own impressions of these small city/towns we do not see in Europe. Yours and your wifes Concord and Colebrook look for people oriented and enjoyable. A quiteness that is difficult to discribe.
Post by JustJohn or JJ on Sept 5, 2016 4:38:57 GMT -7
New Hampshire has many charming small towns.
Berlin, nestled just north of the white mountains, started as a logging town and is now a charming rustic gateway to some of New Hampshire’s most beautiful areas.
The town is, and has always been, built along the river. The Androscoggin river runs through town, dropping 300 feet in elevation in a series of dams throughout Berlin. Today, the river is a beautiful area to look at, but during Berlin's heyday the river was an essential business tool.
Berlin was settled in 1829, but the town remained a quiet farming village until the early 1850s, when advances in the turbine engine and the arrival of the railroad turned the city into a logging powerhouse.
Engineering businessmen realized that with the powerful river dropping in elevation and easy access to timber and the railroad, Berlin would make the perfect place for a sawmill. Eventually, the town became known for paper and pulp manufacturing.
With the advent of electricity, the dams on the river were tapped for hydroelectric power, something that they are still used for today.
However, Berlin has also become a beautiful town for tourists looking to drive through the White Mountains and into the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. Check out this video of the town, which will make your heart fall in love with this charming and important New Hampshire town.
Interesting concept of the cabin built upon such a large rock. It appears to be sheltered from winds that could be a hazard. I would imagine with the cold winters, insect proliferation would not be a problem.
How great are those images. What a great place to be over there. I would feel at home there. But first I would like to get to know Poland better, and some places in Europe I haven't see yet, like Spain, Portugal, Greece, the Nordic Scandinavian countries and also the country in which my parents met eachother in 1966, Croatia, and the place where they met, Dubrovnik. There is a lot more to be seen in Italy, and I have to admid that I am limited in my experience with Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the German speaking countries.
I have seen Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Aachen, Hanover and Kassel. So I would like to visit and explore Hamburg, Bremen, Munich (eventhough my sisters disliked the city when she was there as a fashion model during the nineties), Dresden, Leipzig, Potsdam and Lübeck in Germany and Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Linz and Steyr in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria next to the Austrian capital Vienna (which I visited in the summer of 1994). Ofcrouse I would like to see the Swiss cities of Geneva, Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. They say that the Swiss Alps are the most wonderful of the Alps. They are high and magnificent.
But Northern-America attracts me too, bot the North-East (New England) and the North-West (the state of Washington -Seattle-, Oregon and Idaho) and ofcourse Canada.
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