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PHOTOS: The details of Hopkinton’s Route 103

  • Icicles on the railroad bridge abutment over the Contoocook river.  Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Distances on highway sign at Civil War Park.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Cart wheel, Hopkinton Train Depot.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Keyhole and door handle, First Congregational Church, Hopkinton.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Dancing cranes mailbox (at Dancing Crane Quilting) 684 Main St., Contoocook.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Lions Club sign at the Fairgrounds.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Backyard ice rink, 574 Main Street, Contoocook.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Glass bottles, 2464 Hopkinton Rd.<br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Ramps at the Spirit skatepark. <br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)
  • Stars at 1555 Hopkinton Rd. <br/>Hidden details along Route 103 in Hopkinton; Monday, February 4, 2013. <br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff)

If you are traveling west, Route 103 starts in the village of Hopkinton and shoots northwest toward Warner in as close to a straight line as New Hampshire can muster before winding its way toward Lake Sunapee and on to Claremont. Driving through Hopkinton yesterday, I started to notice some of the fun and interesting things that catch your eye while looking out the car window. By themselves they might not be all that interesting, but collectively, I found them intriguing. So, I gave myself a challenge. Over the course of the four miles the road spends in Hopkinton, what could I find that could be seen from the car or standing on the road?

Legacy Comments1

This is amazing. I've been a fan of all the Monitor's photographers over the years. Cohn is one of the best. But this particular essay is a real treat, like a little exhibit at my breakfast table. Thank you, Mr. Cohn.

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