Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Twists and turns

If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. - Lewis Carroll

This winding stretch of road is located at the tip of Door County, Wisconsin. For a number of years I had wondered why the road builders chose to create so many twists and turns. Was it a practical joke? Was there a purpose?

I asked around and even posted the question on a forum I discovered that covered Door County topics. And I got a reply. According to the locals, the road pavers took the path of least resistance and paved over existing wagon paths. Those paths were formed by travelers unwilling to cut through the heavily wooded terrain, settling instead for a winding route.

Any road may get you to where you don’t know you are going. Sometimes the road itself can keep you in suspense.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

6 comments:

Snoo said...

What an awesome road, must be fun to drive! Cool story. Great photo too!

James said...

snoo, thanks. Yes it is fun to drive. Actually, if nobody's coming at you, you can drive straight through the bends.

Anonymous said...

i would love to see that road one day :D

absolutely adore your blog!

lisa-marie said...

Beautiful shot! I love the colour of the leaves!

Ghone said...

Nice bluring.

Makes it look like a toy car.
Reminds me of an area of Flickr that I enjoy looking at.

Robert McLaughlin said...

I like this photo with the compressed perspective of the telephoto lens.