When walking around Hampton Beach in NH, there is so much to take in. The beach, the landscape, and the architecture are all around you. And then there is the sculpture.
Just north of A street is the wonderful sculpture. It was surrounded by black fencing as though she were in prison, and landscape architects: ORW created a brand new home for her, so walkers could enjoy seeing her up close, and sitting next to her.
As I walked around, I noticed sitting areas everywhere for visitors to sit and enjoy the views. They even took consideration to have handicap accessible ramps to the beach. You can tell that this is a place that cares about the people who live here and their visitors.
What was also a big relief was the numerous pergolas scattering the landscape. They offered much needed shade during the day. Through the slats and architectural elements of the pergolas, you were able to see the shadows cast giving added textural interest to an already beautiful landscape. At night the pergolas and walkways were lit with the latest LED lights to provide a safe sitting area by the ocean. In fact, all of the lighting chosen around the area used LED lights giving a clean light that also gives a small footprint just where the light is needed.
This is the southern end of the walkway. Wasn't I lucky to frame the dog and her owner within the pergula! — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Don't you just want to run out of your car and go and sit right here all day?????? This is at the southern end — in Hampton Beach, NH.
This is near the middle of the walkway, with several benches under one pergula. A very social space. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
I just loved all the patterns the pergula roofs give to the sitting areas. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Pergula with its own light, landscaping. Perfect for just dreaming the day away. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
These curved pergulas have two parts to their roof, to give the proper shade for the beach. During summer days they are often standing room only. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Local artist designed the wall tile. ORW designed the seating area and walk way to the beach. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Note: the colors and textures of the walkway pavement. And the curves everywhere. This makes it a very special place to enjoy walking — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Just north of A street is the wonderful sculpture. It was surrounded by black fencing as though she were in prison, and landscape architects: ORW created a brand new home for her, so walkers could enjoy seeing her up close, and sitting next to her. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
New LED lights designed by ORW run along the walkway and the main street in town. They add a wonderful quality of light at night. Clean, clear light. And the cost to run them is very low compared to the old lights in town across the street. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
ORW designed wonderful street signs. We are at A street the northern most point of the walkway. The bathhouse and theater are in the distance — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Center of Walkway, with curved pavement. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
Detail of bench. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
n the middle of the walkway, there is an extension with a theater, bathhouse, and curved pergulas, lit at night. NB the curved darker pavement that ORW designed. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
This is D street, where the commercial beach houses, and theater start on the beach side of the main street in town. Just north of here is A street with the beautiful statue. ORW designed the new sidewalks, bike stands, and LED lights. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
As you walk you will find several small pergulas for just one bench, and one LED light for perfect night time gazing at the ocean. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
I just LOVE these new street signs designed by ORW. They add flair, color, and joy, to your life, as well as the
functional, "now I can figure out where I want to walk!" — in Hampton Beach, NH.
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This is Ave M, at the southern end to the walkway. Beach house is on the left. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
After driving for several hours in the pouring rain, I arrived at M Street at Hampton Beach, and the rainbow started to glow. Then the sun came out. — in Hampton Beach, NH.
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