Windsor on Thames

Windsor is a town on the River Thames in southeast England, just west of London. It’s home to Windsor Castle, a residence of the British Royal Family. The River Thames flows through the whole of the Royal Borough and it is along or near the river that many of its historic and attractive towns and villages can be found. The River Thames is the cleanest river in the world that flows through a major city. This is a major feat considering that fifty years ago the river was so polluted that it was declared biologically dead.

Windsor on Thames

London Eye on Thames

The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.

London Eye on Thames

Bench View – Bridges over Susquehanna River

An often unheralded aspect of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the spectacular bridges that cross the Susquehanna River. All of these bridges were major engineering feats when they were built and are very long.

A bench view of the bridges over the Susquehanna River

Bridges over Susquehanna River

Bench View – Catawba River, Hickory

Winding its way from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to central South Carolina, the Catawba-Wateree River Basin contains eleven reservoirs, fourteen dams, and supplies roughly two million people with drinking water.

Here is a bench view from the Catawba river as it flows downward from Lake Hickory Dam in Hickory, North Carolina

Catawba River