Friday, 5 June 2009
This week's topic for Friday Shoot-Out is 'Random' - and I'm being random by being in a different country to usual, so this time you get a Brit's view on rural America...
There are plenty of things that make Boulder different and special compared to other towns (the constant mountain views are amazing, for starters) but today I'm going to think about the ways in which it's also exactly how a Brit might envision a typical American town. Bear in mind that I haven't been to 'rural' America before (only Washington DC), so this is definitely a naive foreigner's view. Comments from genuine Americans are more than welcome!
So to start with, let's take a look at these mailboxes! I would be so worried that my post might disappear if it was basically left in a box at the end of the drive. Especially with the flag to tell you whether there's anything in the box.
Then we have wooden houses, surrounded by knee-high picket fences:
And massive vehicles, out of all proportion to the buildings:
Tomorrow when I get home, we'll take a look at some of the mountains & wildlife.
NB these are more photos taken last Saturday, because since then I've been ensconced in talks and tutorials and generally up to my eyeballs in academic deep-thinking stuff.