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Great Falls April 16, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.

The Great Falls of the Connecticut River was long ago floodeded by a dam, creating Barton’s Cove.

Don’t ask me who Barton was, ’cause I don’t know I and don’t care.  I have nothing against coves, mind you; I just prefer falls.

The other evening I drove across the impressive-but-crumbling bridge over the river, just below the dam, and was impressed enough with the light to explore the area a bit, finding a way to drive to the top of the dam and check out the view under the bridge.

I get a kind of bittersweet feeling when I see Humankind’s manipulations of nature in a beautiful light.  It seems on some level selfish – Parts of nature were destroyed to fulfill my needs for power (and yes, that’s what the dam is for.  It still produces plenty of power, ’cause the Connecticut is a pretty big river.)

Nothing is simple, is it?


1. sherry - April 16, 2008

nothing ever is.

i love the picture.

2. littlebangtheory - April 16, 2008

Thanks. 🙂

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