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The 40th Parallel


Completely fascinating: photographer Bruce Myren traversed the United States along the 40th Parallel, and photographed each of the 52 points at which the latitude line was intersected by a whole degree of longitude. Navigating west to east, you don't even see a building until Noblesville, Indiana, and only a few of the photos show any signs of human habitation at all. And only one depicts a genuine city: Columbus, Ohio. This is a vivid reminder of how much of our country is open, uninhabited land, despite having over 300 million people.

That photo above was taken in Hollenberg, Kansas, and is probably my favorite in the collection.

(Via Steve Himmer.)

August 20, 2013 in Photography | Permalink


Glad you enjoy the work!!


Posted by: Bruce at Aug 30, 2013 8:25:27 AM