Friday, March 11, 2016

Memories of the Old Man, New Hampshire

Once upon a time, there was a rock outcrop along the sides of Franconia Notch that, when you looked at it from just the right angle, kind of looked like an old man's face.  Somehow, The Old Man of the Mountain became the symbol of New Hampshire, to the point that it is even the symbol of the signs for state highways.  And so, when it collapsed in 2003, apparently New Hampshire could just not let go.  Now, in the Old Man viewing area, there are a number of prosthetic metal bars that, when you look along them from just the perfect height and angle, allow you to see what the Old Man one had looked like.