Old Man Of The Mountain Goes Glass

I got back from a nice night of camping yesterday to find an envelope from the New Hampshire Department Of Motor Vehicles waiting for me in my mailbox. Finally, my replacement driver's license is in my wallet. I lost my license a little while ago, and instead of going up to the New York DMV, I sent 10 dollars in the mail to New Hampshire (my folks live in Portsmouth, NH) for a replacement. It was a pain in the ass carrying around my passport everywhere I went. Literally. Point of the story is that an artist has proposed to replicate the New Hampshire symbol, The Old Man Of The Mountain, with a glass structure that people would be able to walk into. The Old Man crumbled to the ground in May of 2003, but it still adorns just about everything in The Granite State. Seems like a really really bad idea. Let the Old Man rest in peace. Full story is at GoBlog.

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5 Responses to Old Man Of The Mountain Goes Glass

  1. karynstarr May 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    this is really crazy to me, a gal from new hampshire! cant quite wrap my head around it! a glass old man huh.

  2. tons of land May 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    brilliant idea. always wondered what they’d do after those rocks crumbled. there was a lot of cement and wire holding that old man together before he crumbled.

  3. Eric December 11, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    Let the rock formation rest in peace? kinda reaching on that one? you want all the future generations in your state to have nothing to look at when you had him…kinda zealous..build what you must to remember him…pass down your memorys of him..to say building a glass one is stupid is like saying owning a picture of your great grandfathers stupid when you can just have someone tell you what he looked like

  4. bruce wilmot March 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

    ya it would diffornet .niceb idear for mometove monument to keep the sperit alive . gone but not foregoteing.i cone of NH.like to see someting done i like the ideaar for glass face of the old man mts. it would be a torest atraction.may the future be bringht and hold on to what was and will be . hope for the best.,in life…

  5. Francis Treves June 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Please visit my website for a more detailed information regarding my initiative. Leave ideas in the comments page or join the forum.

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