Saturday, May 4, 2013

New England Town Square

On our recent trip to New Hampshire, I was able to slip away to photograph the beautiful town square. 

Most New England towns have a town square or 'Commons', usually surrounding a beautiful park. 

This beautiful town is Raymond, N.H. 

All of the buildings have lovely Colonial architecture and colors. 

Flowering trees framed the views. 

Even the fire station was a lovely example of colonial style.

Two large churches anchored the 'square', one on each side. 

It was a lovely Sunday morning and the church bells were ringing. 

Such a beautiful sound. 

All four sides with a clock to remind parishioners of the time. 

Beautiful scalloped shingles surround a round stained glass window. 

Imagine the lucky people that live in these gorgeous homes! 

Waking up to church bells and a view of the park. 

The weather was so lovely, with flowering trees and singing birds. 

Another lovely home that might have once been an Inn. 

And what respectable town square doesn't have it's commemorative statue? 

With a plaque to honor his name. 

This sweet little restaurant was founded by my Mother in Law, passed down to my Sister in Law, but now sold to a new owner. 

The beautiful old train station is now a museum. 

Step up and get your ticket here! 

We can go to Portsmouth, Maine or Concord, Mass. 

Either way! 

And maybe ride in the caboose! 

I love the old Trusses! 

A beautiful overhang to stand under! 

Old storage buildings stand watch behind. 

And as we drive away from the pretty little town, this iconic building catches my eye. 

Perhaps once an old hospital? Or a large Inn? 

Thank you for coming along on my tour of Raymond, N.H. 

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!



  1. Hello Karen! what a beautiful place! I've enjoyed every picture. Every building is so carefully restored or kept ,that it is unbelievable. Here in Jerez there are lots of abandoned houses and palaces, it's a pity. So enjoy your country. thanks for sharing it


  2. i love the firehouse!!!

    you could link this in to inSPIREd sunday this afternoon at for the beautiful church!

  3. Hi Karen, I enjoyed every second of the wonderful tour..The buildings are Beautiful so carefully restored.. the colours are Perfect..... thank you for sharing with us... Hugs May x x x

  4. I am green with envy. We are hoping for a quick trip back to VT this fall to celebrate our 40th! Eveything is a bit on hold with the grandbaby coming.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I love hubby has never been.

  5. What a lovely place it looks quiet and relaxing and very pretty.

  6. If walls could talk. They sure don't build them like they used to, these old buildings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your adventure and gorgeous photos with us.

  7. What beautiful photography! Nothing is more lovely that New England and these wonderful little villages

  8. I love towns like this! The little restaurant is divine as are your photos!!! The architecture tells a story of a different time...thank you for taking us along!!! Have a lovely weekend Karen!

  9. Lovely tour, thank you for taking us along. I've never been to New England - it looks to be a sweetly charming place. The photos are lovely.

  10. New England is my favorite place to visit! Thanks for taking us along to this pretty little New Hampshire village. Makes me want to go back.

  11. Oh Karen what a beautiful place. So neat and tidy, just perfect for me and my love of things being in the right place! New England is going to be on my bucket list of places to see. Take care. Chel x

  12. Wow, what a great post Karen!

    Sincerest greetings from the Netherlands,

  13. There is nothing that can compare to New England 'home towns'!!! I love this post. It's all so quaint, serene, quiet, and pristine. Beautiful. I'm here from inSPIREd Sunday and enjoyed the church images also. Especially with the tree blossoms that surround its beauty.

  14. This was a beautiful tour, Karen. I've tried a few times to do this with our little Vermont town and am never happy with my photos. The last time it was mostly due to the dirty piles of snow in front of all the buildings. Your Spring photos are lovely - thanks for the tour!

  15. gorgeous area. i love the tour. so love that you linked up to InSPIRED Sunday. thank you!! lovely church. so fun!! have a great weekend. ( :

  16. I enjoyed this lovely tour, so much. Thank you . . . this is how I do most of my traveling :) Connie

  17. How pretty it all looks Karen. Especially those weatherboard houses. We don't have them in Holland. The trees look beautiful with their pink blossoms!

    Have a lovely new week!

    Madelief x

  18. I always enjoy every capture of your trip in your posts and I love the church, it's beautiful.

    Hope you have beautiful Sunday!

  19. Everything is so neat and tidy. New England can be beautiful.

  20. Dearest Karen,
    Quite a lovely visit you had and at a perfect time for being able to capture beautiful historic buildings with the spring blossoms.
    Love the little restaurant your Mother-in-law once started!
    Hugs to you and wishing you a lovely week ahead.

  21. That is such a pretty town! It's exactly what I think of when I imagine New England. I especially love the fire station and the lovely churches. Great photos!

  22. What a quint town square...Rally makes me look forward to our visit to New Hampshire in July. Love all your photos.

  23. wow wee what a beautiful buildings - and streets. That would be a great trip to take -- you got me wanting to take off and see all this.. What a fun day -- hugs..

  24. Such a beautiful place! So quaint!

  25. Gosh, it is so picturesque! From the firehouse to the town square to the churches. All of it is so typical New England, at least what I think of it.

    Thanks for sharing it in InSPIREd Sunday!

  26. I have never visited NH. After seeing your photos, I'm definitely putting in on my Bucket List!

  27. What a beautiful place you / I have visited. Great pictures, thank you for sharing it. Wish you a good week :) Hanne Bente

  28. How charming! I've never visited New Hampshire...but your photos sure make me want to go!

  29. Sunday morning would be a perfect time to stroll through a small New England town or village with camera at the ready. And you don't need to wait for fall as your photos proved.

    Great closeups of the church details--that's what makes them so unique--the details.


Thank you for stopping by! Your comments are important to me and are very much appreciated. xx Karen

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...