Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Springtime Springs in Saratoga Springs

If you ever go to Saratoga Springs, New York, bring a glass. There are 17 springs around town and every one has a different personality. Last weekend we went to Saratoga Springs for a celebration of my step-father’s 90th birthday. So we took an the opportunity to “take the waters”.

Highland Park is the location of three springs, two are shown here, “The Governor” and “The Peerless”, two springs with two different tastes.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Some of the springs are silky-smooth and some are highly carbonated and harsh.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

On the other side of town is one of the Hawthorn Springs. This was the most interesting spring in that it was fomenting, spattering and spitting with a high degree of carbonation.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky©2012 Steve Borichevsky©2012 Steve Borichevsky

I could not help but think that this spring was truly alive. Yes, it puffed, billowed and spat as it released the water and the gas that was generated deep in the earth. I tasted the water which was touted as being a “digestive curative”. It isn’t something that I would want to drink all the time as it certainly would put “hair on your chest”.

Check back tomorrow, I will have a couple more springs to show you.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails