Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Cardinal Alignment on Main Street Elberon, Iowa
42N's Elberon, Iowa is laid out on a cardinal point grid. Elberon's main roads align north-south and east-west like so many Midwestern towns. This photo looks south along Main Street and includes the United Methodist Church. At this time of year the sun sets around 4:30 PM and creates long shadows across the landscape and compass point orientated roads. Following any of these town roads or country dirt roads will eventually get you to paved highways which in turn lead to more signs indicating your position on the map - a paved GPS system built years ago before geo-positioning, satellite-based technology was even a concept. Know that.