50 states 50 photos
As you know, the United States - a country in North America. Since 1959 in the United States includes the 50 states, each of which has a flag and motto. We leave for the Photo Tour on all of them.
These pictures are not necessarily the business card of every single state, just interesting and remarkable images taken by photographers. 50 states, 50 pictures.
50 US states have borrowed their names from many languages. So, Illinois name comes from the Native American "people". The official state nickname - "Land of Lincoln." Largest city - Chicago. Well, this cowboy from Berdstoun, May 6, 2012.
The edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, August 10, 2012. The name comes from the Native American "key source". The capital and largest city in the state - Phoenix. A significant part of the territory of the state falls on the mountains, plateaus and deserts.
USS Constitution ( "Konstityushn") - the oldest sailing ship in the world of being afloat. Also called Old Ironsides ( "old Ironsides"). Photo taken in the largest city in Massachusetts, located on the Atlantic coast - Boston. State the name comes from an Indian "is a small place on a big hill."
The fans at the stadium during a football match between teams from Florida and Texas, September 8, 2012. The name itself comes from the cowboy state of the Indian "friends and allies". It is located in the south of the United States and took 2 nd place in the area after Alaska. The largest city - Houston.
The solar eclipse and windmill near Albuquerque, New Mexico (from the Aztec "god of war"), May 20, 2012. It is a mountainous state in the southwestern United States. He has an official nickname - "the charm of the Earth." In general, the landscape is varied, from the broad desert and rugged lava fields to the high snowy mountain peaks. Largest city - Albuquerque.
Active cheerleader Kentucky Derby - one of the major sporting events in the city and throughout the Luzvill Kentucky (from the Indian "country tomorrow"), May 5, 2012. Active development of the territory of the State of the Europeans began in the second half of the XVIII century. And Kentucky is the birthplace and main production area of bourbon - American corn whiskey.
Oregon name derives presumably from the Spanish expression "big-eared people." This is one of the so-called Pacific states. Official nickname - "Beaver State", the largest city - Portland. On the territory of Oregon There are many lakes, including the deepest (589 m) in the country, Crater Lake National Park.
This competition called Tough Mudder can be considered one of the most brutal sporting event in the world. Participants overcome the distance barriers of 14 km, which is not inferior to the complexity of the training base of the British Special Forces. For example, you need to swim on the pond with dirt without touching the suspended wires. July 15, 2012, Vermont (French for "green mountain"). This is one of the smallest states of the United States: by area - 45 minutes, according to the number of inhabitants - the 49th of the 50 states. Largest city - Burlington.
This Seattle - the largest city in the state of Washington, named in honor of George Washington. Official nickname - "Evergreen State". In Washington, the headquarters of corporations such as Microsoft, Starbucks.
The fishermen on a lake in New Hampshire, May 19, 2012. The name comes from the English county of Hampshire. Informal name - "Granite State", the largest city - Manchester
In Idaho periodically there are strong forest fires. Here is a veterinarian examines the bear, who suffered from another forest fire and got burned paws 2nd degree, 28 August 2012. Due to the abundance of natural resources of this mountainous state on the Pacific Northwest has the nickname of "state-gem."
Minneapolis - the largest industrial city in Minnesota. About a third of the territory is covered by forests. Also, in the territory of Minnesota has more than 10,000 lakes, which is reflected in one of the official state nicknames - "the land of 10,000 lakes."
Tomb of 220,000 fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 24, 2012. It is named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I. Capital - Richmond, the largest city - Virginia Beach.
Rice fields in Arkansas, 16 August 2012. The name comes from the eponymous name of the tribe. Arkansas - the leading state in the country for the production of rice. Its official nickname - "The Natural State". The capital and only major city is Little Rock.
Capitol, the largest city in the State of West Virginia - Charleston. This is one of the so-called South Atlantic States. Official nickname - "Mountain State". About 80% of the territory is covered by forests.
The Civil War in the United States. Reconstruction of the Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 - the bloodiest battle in US history with more than 23 000 people killed, wounded and missing. Reconstruction was carried out historical clubs in Maryland, on September 15, 2012. It is one of the so-called Mid-Atlantic and one of the 13 states have committed the American Revolution. Named in honor of the British Queen Mary, wife of Charles I.
The end of the season in the Park Aquatic Center, Sioux Falls - the largest city in South Dakota ( "Union of friends" in the language of the Sioux). In general, the scope of services is the main branch of the state's economy. And South Dakota ranks third in the US share of the Indians in the population.
Lightning on the beach in South Beach, Florida (from the Spanish "coating colors"). Capital - Tallahassee, the largest city - Miami. Florida's climate is called the most valuable and important "natural resource". That climate attracts millions of tourists to the state and the new citizens - those who love the warmth and evergreen trees. South Florida winter - one of the warmest places on the North American continent.
A fisherman with a net around Maine's largest city - Portland, May 9, 2012. Presumably, the state is derived from the value of the "mainland", as opposed to the surrounding islands. Official nickname - "Pine State". One of the most famous residents of Maine is the master of horror Stephen King, a native of Portland. Many books author events are taking place in Maine.
training aircraft Beech T-34 Mentors, developed by the American company Beech, Indiana, August 16, 2012. The capital and largest city - Indianapolis, official nickname - "State maypole". Indiana among the top ten states for coal, mined here as our favorite oil and natural gas. It's home state of Edna Parker, who since August 13, 2007 and until the day of death November 26, 2008 was the oldest man in the world. She died at the age of 115 years and 220 days!
An abandoned farmhouse near the ghost town of Dor in North Dakota ( "friends Union" in the language of the Sioux), on April 19, 2012. The state capital - the city of Bismarck, the official nickname - "State of ground squirrel." The climate is continental and North Dakota is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. The absolute maximum - 49 ° C, the absolute minimum -? 51.1 ° C.
Sunset in Kansas City, Missouri, May 31, 2012. The name of the state derives from the name of an Indian tribe. Largest cities - St. Louis and Kansas City, the official nickname - "State" show - me. " Located within the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
3-year-old baseball fan of gala dropping the ball on the match commands in Los Angeles, the largest Pacific California. The name comes from the name of an imaginary island of the old Spanish romance. It is the most populous US state, and the third largest (after Alaska and Texas). California ranks 1st among US states in terms of GDP and is known for its stellar Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. There is the so-called Silicon Valley, a region where the United States, almost all the major companies operating in the field of information technology.
Although tornadoes can occur anywhere in the world, they often occur in the United States. Among the states most tornadoes occur in the state of Kansas, which is in the so-called "Tornado Alley". State the name comes from an Indian tribe, called neighbors, "people of the south wind".
The largest city in the state of Nevada and the world's largest center of entertainment - Las Vegas. "State, born in battle" - the official slogan of Nevada.
Carousel in East Rutherford, NJ, on July 1, 2012. The name of the state comes from the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Largest city - Newark official nickname - "Garden State." New Jersey - the third state in which adopted legislation completely eliminates the death penalty.
Memorial to victims of the tragedy that occurred at the premiere of the final part of the trilogy of Batman "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora in the vicinity of Denver (Colorado), July 27, 2012. It has been called one of the bloodiest in recent decades in the United States. Colorado official nickname - "State of the Century." The largest city and capital of the state - Denver.
Park in Atlanta, GA, March 25, 2012. The state is named after King George I. The official nickname of Georgia - "Peach State", since the state is a national leader in the supply of peaches. The largest city - Atlanta. International Airport in Atlanta, is one of the busiest air terminals in the world. Every hour 100 aircraft sits here. Generally, if Georgia was an independent country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world.
On the first Monday in September in the United States celebrate Labor Day. On this day, thousands of people pass over the bridge to Mackinac. This is one of the most popular traditions in the state of Michigan (in Indian "great water"). Largest city - Detroit. I wonder what Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, and 41% of its area is occupied by a body of water. Also, Michigan, and Detroit in the first place, is the center of the American automotive industry.
Honolulu - the capital of the State of Hawaii has a beautiful annual event dedicated to the memory of loved ones - the festival of floating lights. State name is derived from the Polynesian huts. It is located on the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at a distance of 3700 km from the continental United States. The basis of the state of the economy are tourism and services. Hawaii, and that's it!
Midway Plantation in South Carolina, which is named in honor of King Charles I. It is one of the so-called South Atlantic States. Capital - Colombia, the nickname - "State sabalovyh palm trees." On the territory of the state are often hurricanes originating in the Atlantic Ocean.
Montana is on the US north-west near the border with Canada, and is one of the most scenic places in North America. However, this area is known not only for its scenery. Montana word associated with cowboys, and here is the same Wild West. Official nickname - "Treasure State."
Parachutist of Bristol, Tennessee, August 25, 2012. Derived from the name of the Cherokee Indian village. The largest city - Memphis. Tennessee is home to the largest number of caves in the United States. The official state nickname - "Volunteer State." Tennessee got this nickname during the Anglo-American War (1812-1815) thanks to the volunteers who have made a great contribution to the victory of the North American states.
The center of the largest city of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City. State the name comes from the Indian phrase "red people." Official nickname - "bustler State" or "State zemlezahvatchikov":
America's Cup Finals in sailing in Newport, Rhode Island (Nieder. "Red Island") on 28 June 2012. It is the smallest US state by area
Parade in Connecticut on May 28, 2012. The name comes from the Indian state of expression "on the shore of a large turbulent river", the largest city - Bridgeport. After the American Revolutionary War Connecticut was one of the 13 states included in the first part of the USA. The main official nickname - the state constitution - due to the fact that in 1639 the British colony of Connecticut adopted its first constitution in the world.
Mount Foraker (5304 m) in Denali National Park, Alaska. This is the fourth highest mountain in the United States, located in the largest of the state. March 30, 1867 in Washington, an area of 1.519 million square meters. km. was sold to Russian Americans for $ 7.2 million in gold, that is 4.74 dollars per square meter. km.
A green sea turtle on veterinary courses at the University of North Carolina, July 19, 2012. It is one of the so-called South Atlantic States. Capital - Raleigh, official nickname - "State degtyarnikov".
Before the start of the race in the capital city of Dover, Delaware, June 3, 2012. Located near Dover Air Force Base is one of the biggest in the country. In addition to its primary purpose, this base is also a reception center and temporary morgue for the US military and some civilian deaths or killed overseas.
A powerful tropical storm "Isaac", photo from space. Because of him, in the end of August 2012, Barack Obama announced Mississippi ( "Big River" in Indian) area of a major disaster. The capital and largest city in the state - Jackson, official nickname - "Magnolia State".
Another State, the victim this summer by tropical storm "Isaac" - Louisiana, September 2, 2012. The front plate is visible plate installed in the memory of Hurricane Katrina of 2005. It was the most destructive hurricane in US history, which killed 1836 people in the country, and the economic damage amounted to $ 125 billion (2007). Louisiana is named in honor of the French King Louis XIV, the official nickname - State of pelicans. Louisiana ranks second in the number of blacks living on its territory (32, 5%), behind neighboring Mississippi (36, 3%).
A fire helicopter in Wyoming, 16 September 2012. This summer in America blazed scale forest fires, which have been described as "the fire of epic proportions." State the name comes from an American Indian expression "volatile mountains and valleys." Included in the group of so-called Mountain states.
Bears at the zoo's largest Ohio city ( "the Great" in Iroquois) - Columbus. Official nickname - "Buckeye State".
Fireworks over the Hudson River in New York, NY in honor of Independence Day on July 4, 2012. The state is named after the English city of York (especially for the Duke of York, the future James II). New York - one of the most populated and economically developed states in the US. For example, the GDP of New York City is comparable to the GDP of a country like Canada.
Every year since 1979 in the state of Iowa is a meeting truckers Iowa 80. This park is considered the largest truck stop in the world. State the name comes from the name of an Indian tribe. Iowa is the leading agricultural state of America.
Putting out a forest fire in Nebraska, July 24, 2012. is named after the Indian name of the river. The state capital - the city of Lincoln, the largest city - Omaha, where he worked the famous financier Warren Buffett, one of the richest men according to Forbes magazine the world.
Racing on surfboards in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on September 1, 2012. The state is named for the Wisconsin River, is the capital city of Madison. Wisconsin is often called "America's dairy farm" because this state is famous for the production of cheese. Interesting facts: in the town of Sharon, the mayor of the city is the cat mascot named Freddie, and the city of Wisconsin Dells claims to be the "world capital of water parks," a leader of the corresponding areas of the tourism industry.
The image from orbit. In the center - the two largest cities in the state of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. State Motto - "Virtue, Liberty and Independence." Pennsylvania GDP is about $ 560 billion. (6th place in the US), which is comparable to the GDP of a country like Thailand.
Visitors to the beach in the state of Alabama, on August 22, 2012. The name comes from the Indian phrase "I clear away bushes." The largest city - Birmingham, official nickname - "The Heart of the South."
Monument Valley in Utah, August 14, 2012. Its monolithic boulders and flat mountains are known around the world thanks to movies-westerns. Largest city - Salt Lake City. State the name comes from the name of an Indian tribe. Included in the group of Mountain states and is located in the Rocky Mountains. In Utah there are almost uninhabited vast expanses.