Local Heart, Global Soul

December 11, 2009

Photographic muses of a journey by road…

Of course I took a lot of photos in Maine and during our travels into Canada… not all of them have made it neatly into my blog posts, but there are still some that I found funny, inspiring, beautiful, quirky or just plain interesting.

Often taken just quickly out of the window as we drove, here are a few…

(photo © kiwidutch)

Of course I am enamoured with the wide open spaces that we miss so much, living  as we do in the  densely populated province of South Holland in The Netherlands…

(photo © kiwidutch)

Nothing delighted us more than traveling on first the big highways, seeing so many trees… and so many more trees !

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

.. then to the smaller roads, …

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

…through bigger towns,

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

…though small towns.

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

…even to some very very small roads, that lost the bitumen and became gravel, but fortunately connected much later to a bigger road to our relief as we were afraid at one point that we were really heading into the middle of nowhere!

(photo © kiwidutch)

We looked out for moose, and I would have loved to see one,  good for them, but sadly for us they stayed away from the roads and I looked for naught…

(photo © kiwidutch)

.. and saw watertowers that reminded us a little of journey’s though the French countryside…

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

We practiced our linguistic skills, (or lack of them) with the aid of  some local road signs,…

(photo © kiwidutch)

We moved over for wide loads…

(photo © kiwidutch)

… and drooled over the wide open spaces… again,

(photo © kiwidutch)

..and again,

(photo © kiwidutch)

.. and again …

(photo © kiwidutch)

I played a sport  called ” let’s try and photograph a lighthouse sign”  this is only one that came even close !the other 99.9% of my efforts resulted in blurred imaged of forest greenery…

(photo © kiwidutch)

I loved the houses.. so very different in style to Dutch ones…

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

… and the Barns…. beautiful !

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

(photo © kiwidutch)

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