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Concord, New Hampshire — Architecture, June 21, 2019.

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As with the prior post on ‘Concord Art‘ there is not meant to be anything profound or thematic here. Just a collection of random shots I took, off Concord Main Street when we were there on Friday for their always vibrant Market Days. They just caught my eye.

Concord is a nice city. They truly try.


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Concord, New Hampshire — Art, June 21, 2019.

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Nothing profound or thematic. Just a collection of random shots I took, off Concord Main Street when we were there on Friday for their always vibrant Market Days. If I was trying I could have done this topic more justice. The light wasn’t great so I, in my head, was gong: ‘Ak, I will come back later this Summer when the light is better’.

But, for now, enjoy.

Concord is a nice city. They truly try.


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Concord Market Days 2019 — Friday, June 21.

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For the last few years we have made a point of not missing Concord’s vibrant ‘Market Days‘. So, 2019, was not going to be an exception. We had to be in Concord anyway (for I to pick-up some new gas permeable contact lenses) and we knew beforehand that the weather (unlike the previous day) was going to be amenable. And that was indeed the case.

We got there around 2:40pm. Parking was NOT an issue. We were able to park, at a meter, on South Main street just yards from the start of the blocked off section. That was good. There was no rain. Some dark clouds on and off. But, also some sun.

Met some great artists. That is always the bonus.

Everybody is so friendly and after the soaking they had on Thursday happy that the rain had been replaced by crowds. I hope they all did well. Not sure why we need 5 or 6 separate large tents all selling the same ‘South American’ artifacts. None of them are local. We did buy some stuff from one of them and I had a brief chat with the proprietor. He is from New York and drove up for this. He claims he also does Sandwich Fair. Not sure that they are all related but to I it would make sense just to have two tents. But, c’est la vie.

If you can please do try to make it.

Concord is vibrant. They really make an effort. Thank you.


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A Heart Blown Away …

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This was at Concord Market Days yesterday. Happened to see it and was thrilled that my Canon EOS RP, with the 28-300mm Tamron all-in-one zoom, was fast enough to let me snap two pictures — because it was floating fast and furious.

Yes, it reminded me of the plastic bag scene in ‘American Beauty‘ (1999).


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‘Kelly Johnson’ Of ‘KCJ Watercolor’ Hard At Word At Concord Market Days 2019.

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Another very talented and personable New Hampshire artist. You have to check out her work.

She was busy, head down painting at Concord Market Days 2019. I had to ask her if I could take a picture. She graciously assented. They came out well.


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I Leading A Chinese Dragon Parade On Concord Main Street During ‘Market Days’ — June 24, 2017.

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This was Serendipitous to say the least. Yes, I arranged for this ‘Dragon Parade‘ to take place in Concord for the 2017 ‘Multicultural Festival‘ but I was NOT supposed to he heading it. The plan was that it would be headed by a Chinese who knew how to ‘dance’ the head. And that is how we set off. The tall, lanky gentleman behind me, on the second pole, at the head. I had the second pole so I could tell him which way to go. BUT, the head is heavy and it was windy and holding it up, while being buffeted by the wind, gets hard. So, halfway through we asked me if I would swap. I wasn’t going to say NO. It was a blast and rare honor. Not sure whether I will ever get the chance again. This is the only picture I have. 


This, however, was not the first time I have headed a Chinese Dragon Parade. I had done it, in 2015, with this same dragon, at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘, Chinese New Year Miaohui (Temple Fair) celebrations.


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Concord (NH) ‘Multicultural Festival’, June 24, 2017 — 30 Picture Sampler.

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I was part of the organizing committee and a sponsor.

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It was a BLAST. Had a lot of fun. Got to be at the head of the dragon, by coincidence, we we brought it into the State House Lawn. That was a thrill.

My Garmin Vivoactive HR said that I did 17,000 steps while at the festival. That is more than when I go running!


All pictures taken with my Sony a6500. Also see these 7 pictures taken in Concord today.


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Flowers Of Concord (NH) ‘Market Days’ — June 22, 2017.

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Concord (NH) ‘Market Days’, June 22, 2017 — 30 Picture Sampler.

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Day 1 of Concord’s duly vaunted ‘Market Days 2017‘ or ‘Market Days Festival 2017‘, if I were to use the full moniker. The weather could not have been any better. Low 80Fs, sunny skies and nice breeze. Concord, always an attractive city, was resplendent. At its majestic best. Colorful, cheerful, moderately crowded and full of good cheer.

We were there for about 3.5 hours, in the afternoon, starting at 2pm. It was good. We went last year too and I will be there on Saturday, for the ‘Multicultural Festival‘ — I a Committee Member and Sponsor.

IF you are around the next two days definitely make it down to Concord. You will enjoy it.


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6 Fuji X-E2s Images Of The Day — June 23, 2016.

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We did go to the Concord, N.H.
“Market Days” to see our neighbour
“Kristie Hallberg” perform.

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