Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Water Power


PHOTOGRAPHER'S DIARY - Of course it is water that has taken me to Collinsville. Large snowfalls have been followed by drenching rains, and much of Connecticut has been under flood watches and warnings for the past few days. Route 7 is under water just where route 7 always goes under water. Simsbury is threatened where SImsbury is always threatened, and it all gives the news channels much to yack at. Even the little river across from my house is raging, and the dirt road we live on is all muddy and rutted - four-wheel-drive advised.

The mystery of water that turns the planet with its constant motion. Water built the Collins Co. and then destroyed it, and water continues to flow through the channels between and under the buildings - channels where the water was powerful enough to turn great shafts that transmitted energy up several floors and along banks of machinery. Engines whirred and made the walls rumble. Once it was all water-powered, and even now there is only one large smoke stack. It has become a venerable place of transformations.

6 comments:

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Stunning shot, Ted; and clear imagery to back it up! Thanks for your comments on mine. I think you would find much to enjoy in old England...

Ted Roth said...

Indeed, my wife and I have toured England twice. Our first trip took us from London to the West Country then back to Cambridge and Oxford and up to York. Our second trip was primarily to Scotland, but we flew into Manchester and made our first stop Durham. What a wonderful town. Thanks for your regular comments.

Vienna for Beginners said...

Hi,
I wandered over from Julie's to check if you had "shot" the railway arch!

Beautiful reflection! A great uncle of mine managed a power plant and lived with his wife in the apartment above the turbines. I always got homesick when I visited them because of the noise and rambling which kept me awake at night.

I looked at your pictures at Flickr, beautiful landscapes. How do those water lilies survive the harsh winters?

Dick said...

Beautiful reflection, better when enlarged.

Ted Roth said...

Hi Vienna. Glad you found my sit. I only guessed at the sounds. Thanks for confirming.

Ted Roth said...

Dick - Thanks for the visit. Always better when enlarged.