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Located in a building built directly above the Megunticook River, Surroundings is a retail store in Camden, Maine, USA, that specializes in items for the home, especially for the table and kitchen. It offers a very large selection of tablecloth styles and is well known for the displays of home merchandise.
The building was built after Camden's great fire of 1892 and has served as a trolley station, electric company office, a brass store and an audio-video equipment store among other uses before Surroundings moved in. Camden is a popular tourist destination on the coast of Maine because it is a picture perfect New England town. The store is in the heart of Camden's shopping district on Main Street which serves both locals and tourists.
Pictured is Janis Kay, the owner, who created the business in 1992.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.