In Abandoned New Hampshire, Michael Petipas captures his home state’s past in the present through a collection of photographs.
Through this visual journey, discover the beauty left in the wreckage and rubble of these old buildings before they disappear. All abandoned locations have a story to tell. Some are simply homes that have been abandoned for any number of reasons. Others were once giants of industry that employed the majority of the people who lived around them.
Local favorites such as the Colonial Theater hold a sense of nostalgia for residents, while the history of some places is left to the imagination as they sit empty and dark through the heat of summer and cold of winter. These old bones are all that is left of an era.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Michael Petipas was born in Boston, Massachusetts. At age four, his family moved to rural New Hampshire where he grew up on a 60-acre farm. His life on the farm shaped his love of nature, adventurous character, and creative spirit. Mike’s love of photography was encouraged by his beloved grandfather, Vincent Petipas (Bubs), who worked as a professional photographer in Boston. Mike continues to find inspiration in the natural beauty of New England and spends many hours hiking in search of the perfect shot. Mike lives in Bristol, New Hampshire, with his wife, Aisling (also an accomplished artist), and dog, Sherman.