Saturday, April 28, 2007

Photo Hunters: Rare



Village Waterfalls

Barton village has its own waterfalls from Crystal Lake. They were used to supply energy to mills and even to a Steinway Piano factory that once built key mechanisms. The ruins of this building and other buildings from the last two centuries are still standing and are visible on the Crystal Lake Historical walk in town.

I chose this theme because I thought that Barton was the only village with its own waterfalls. But today I remembered three other Vermont towns with falls: Quechee, Bradford, and North Troy. There probably are others. So this isn't as rare as I imagined.

However, the ruins, historic trail, and beauty of the area are rare and unique.

The building below is E. M. Brown's, our "hardware store." It carries everything. The falls are behind this building and powered a mill in the lowest section which is visible in the second photograph above.
I have modified this blog somewhat for visitors that use Microsoft Internet Explorer. I hope you can all see three columns now. However, I can't get the banner on the top of the blog to be visible for you yet.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Thank you for dropping by!

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32 comments:

  1. I love photos of water...it's a pretty rare commodity in Australia, although just looking out the window now, it may just rain later on. Let's hope so.

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  2. A beautiful and typically New England photo! As must as I despise winter, when I see your photos I'm always tempted to move back home to the northeast!

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  3. That looks really lovely, and the information so interesting. Your hardware store is wonderful! I'd really love to see Vermont one day.

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  4. I came to see your Photo Hunters pictures (which are great), but I LOVED the video of Buddy on his hike!

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  5. That's so pretty! I love to see things like that. I used to live in Perry, NY for about 12 years and all that time I never noticed a similar water falls. I posted pictures of it on my blog a few weeks or so ago. There was a mill downstream from it as well, a knitting mill in its' day.

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  6. Yes, pretty rare indeed! I guess they'll probably be tearing them down? Sadly.

    You'll be very proud of me this week, meeyauw, my photo very close to your own heart.

    Jannie

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  7. I love anything to do with the history of a town and how I would love to see those falls and the ruins!! Great choice for this weeks' theme! Have a terrific weekend:-)

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  8. What a neat photo! I love old buildings! The water looks VERY cold though...LOL! Thank you for sharing your photo. Stop by and visit mine if you can!

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  9. The falls are lovely and the old buildings really neat to look at and ponder the history of.

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  10. What a natural and beautiful photo!
    Happy weekend
    L

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  11. I love waterfalls!

    Mine's up too :)

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  12. I was wondering if the ruins and all are open to visitors. I mean, is the whole historical site fenced, or closed? Do tourists visit that place? Because I'd love to one day, it's beautiful, perhaps it's the snow? :)

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  13. How pretty. I love waterfalls.

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  14. Great shot, meeyauw, they certainly look as if they could supply a lot of power judging by the whiteness.
    Thanks for visiting.
    jmb

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  15. Wow a waterfall in town is pretty rare for me! That's so cool and what a very charming town you live in. Great shots! Happy week ahead :)

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  16. Oooo... I love ruins! You have some really awesome photos! I would love to have the falls running through my estate. :)

    You did a good job with your blog too. How did you put in another column? Did you lose anything in the process?

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  17. *sigh* You're making me miss New England. I was raised in New Hampshire, for the most part, and don't often bump into bloggers from that area who like to take photos. Nice job for this week's theme!

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  18. That is a beautiful shot and looks like a really beautiful place. Being a New Englander, I have actually never been to Vermont. Will have to get there some time.

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  19. Great pictures! We have a waterfall in our town, but I have to admit, it isn't quite as nice as yours.

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  20. What a beautiful shot. I love to see old buildings and learn of their history.

    Great photo for the theme.

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  21. nice info and pics. Mine is out too

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  22. I don't know about rare, but it sure looks pretty.

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  23. I think it's amazing for a town to have its own waterfalls. I think it's a blessing to have natural waterfalls like that one. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

    I use IE and yes, I can see the three columns. Thanks for modifying it for IE users.

    Happy weekend and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  24. good interpretation of the theme. i love waterfalls! those are great photos!

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  25. What wonderful photos! And such great history! Great thoughts for "rare" :)

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  26. Great pictures! New England is so beautiful. I wish there were waterfalls running through my town. It may not be completely rare in the grand scheme of things, but it's definitely rare where I'm from. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I love your pictures and the story! I'd love to visit New England some day. Soon!

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  28. Those are some great urban explration photos. I love to get stuff like that too. Great photo - here's my photo hunt post.

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  29. Lovely! I'll have to go exploring next time I'm in Vermont.

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  30. Oh meeyauw!
    Thanks so much for your response. I appreciate it very much that you reply to my question despite a busy schedule.

    You really make my day! :)

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  31. A wonderful "rare" post. Thanks for sharing it. I love history.

    Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunters. I'm rather behind on my visiting, but am really enjoying "catching up".

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