Farmington River in Collinsville
Across the river is the old Collins Axe Company which during it's hay day in the late 19th century was the largest producer of axes and machetes in the country. The brick building to the right is an old gate house which was used to generate hydro electricity for the factory. For more information see the following links: http://www.visitcollinsville.com/visitcollinsville_002.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collinsville,_Connecticut
View from the top of Heublein Tower located on Talcott Maintain
The base of Heublein Tower located on Talcott Mountain
The Pinchot Sycamore Tree located in Simsbury, Connecticut named after Gifford Pinchot
This is the view from the hang glider launch on Talcott Mountain overlooking Simsbury Connecticut
Saville DamThis is the upper gatehouse of the Saville Dam. The Saville Dam was built between 1936 and...
Beach Rock in Barkhamsted overlooking the Barkhamsted Reservior. This panorama was shot in January 2009.
This is the old Drake Hill bridge which crosses the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut
Beach Rock in the FallBeach Rock in Barkhamsted overlooking the Barkhamsted Reservior. This panorama ...
This is what I call Rivers Bend on the Upper Farmington River between Riverton and Pleasant Valley Co...
This point overlooking the Barkhamsted Reservoir is called Gidman's Ledge and is on private property ...
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.