The United States as seen by its residents
In Laguna Woods, California, a group of senior citizens engages in synchronized swimming and, in one case, the smoking of medical marijuana. The video is part of the exceptional California Is A Place project.
Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio. Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi. New York, New York. The border between Arizona and Nevada. Detroit, Michigan. Key West, Florida. Portland, Oregon. Boston, Massachusetts. Austin, Texas. Nashville, Tennessee. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Seattle, Washington. Portland, Maine.
Yokena, Mississippi. Smyrna, Georgia. Vicksburg, Mississippi. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hoboken, New Jersey. Los Angeles, California. Kittery, Maine. Hamden, Connecticut. Westwood, New Jersey. Weehawken, New Jersey. Reno, Nevada. Luna, New Mexico. Athens County, Ohio, living on a bus. On the Ohio River, addicted to pills. At Ohio University, Chinese exchange students. Inner City Oakland, California, on a bicycle. Variations on the swimming pool. Yellowstone National Park. Independence, Iowa. Different sides of the barber shop. West Liberty, Iowa. The American flag and its uses. The 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. The Balboa Peninsula. Boston, Massachusetts. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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