Monday, July 18, 2011

Connecticut River Museum

The Connecticut River Museum is in Essex, a beautiful and historic 
riverfront town 40 miles southeast of Hartford.


The sign reads "410 miles of water, 425 years of history."


 There are probably some native Americans who count differently.

25 comments:

brattcat said...

excellent point.

Birdman said...

I don't do windows! At least these bottom two... whew!

Malyss said...

A wonderful architecture, and certainly very interesting things to see inside!

PS: In France we have two kinds of beach: public beaches, where everyone comes free, with or without umbrellas of any kinds, and private beaches , where you pay to enter and where you rent your umbrella, your place, have a bar, food, etc.. When umbrellas are all the same in perfect ranks, that's a private beach.

Kate said...

It's a homey building for a museum. I agree with your point about the Indians.

Regina K said...

Wonderful old building. I like that side bay window with the ledge, I'm sure it must be a window seat. My imagination runs wild... like the river and the indians.

joo said...

What a beautiful building, Jack!

Lois said...

You got that right Jack! This is a beautiful old building though.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Excellent point about Native Americans, and mother nature. Looking at the Grand Canyon, no one would ever say the history of the Colorado River is measured in hundreds of years.

Sharon said...

Very good observation. So much of our history happened before records were ever kept. Lovely museum building.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Is it a question of what came first the 'chicken or the egg' Jack!!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely old building and I, too, do so agree with you about the native Americans! Hope your week is off to a great start, Jack!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

A very beautiful facade in this building!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Love these old buildings in your town. How lovely!

Randy said...

Now that would be an interesting place to visit.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great perspective both in photo and in words, Jack.

I loved your "rowing practice" post - fabulous!!

Bises,
Genie

SRQ said...

Whoever's counting the years and history, this is still a beautiful building.

JM said...

It's a beautiful (very white) building! I agree with your commentary at the bottom of the post.

cieldequimper said...

It's a lovely house but yes, what happened to the rest of the million years?

P.S.: Malyss is referring to the South of France/Mediterranean. I don't know that there are real private beaches on the Channel or North Atlantic coasts... there the beaches are for everyone and have easy access!

RedPat said...

Fabulous New England building!

Tash said...

Such a pretty building, lovely blue sky...I love the jaunty angle of the shot.
Good point indeed on the sign...maybe a recommended alternative would be 425 years of written history (since they must change that number every year!)

EG Wow said...

I would love to visit that museum. I went to a girls' school (now co-ed) that was situated on the Connecticut River. :)

jennyfreckles said...

What lovely detailing on this building.

VP said...

Lovely museum. History has to be written by someone, even by the wrong someone, and has to leave something behind, so where is the problem?

Farmchick said...

A beautiful building and a good point made by you.

Dianne said...

Wonderful atmosphere to that museum - how I would love to visit a place like that - so... much history!