Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Wordless Image of America

This is an image of the traffic in the Atlanta suburbs (getting close to an area Georgians refer to as Spaghetti Junction) as we set out last Wednesday afternoon heading out towards South Carolina.

Setting the idea of traffic aside for the moment……think about our connected maze of Interstate Highways

Do they make America a great nation, or do they just represent one more bureaucratic mess our government has become with the tax payer suffering with the results?

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Anonymous said...

America... It's all about storing our stuff (cars, clothes in the closet, etc.). I like it!

Cinnamon Girl said...

Like most things, I think they probably represent both! I recognized that stretch of road. I love ATL =)

Anonymous said...

I just arrived home from a long trip and am getting ready for another. This shot of the "road" made me sigh.. UGH!

Just kidding! Have a great day!

Maya said...

ops, its a question that i have no right to express my opinion. anyway, the traffic really make us sigh & edgy.
Don't laugh but i'm missing it back in manila, we have them everyday.
Hope you have a great day.

ThreeBills said...

Amazing! Out here in Cali some places are just huge 6 lane parking lots, I hate it.
Drop by and say hi if you get a chance.

Trinity said...

Wah I never been to America before... I wonder how come the car seems like jumping around on the bridge?

Happy WW! Thanks for visiting my entry...

Jeremy Lowe said...

I have my fair share of traveling and have been through the Atlanta spaghetti more than once.

What absolutely amazes me is when you look at a geothermal image of the highway system in relation overlay of carbon monoxide and other noxious chemical. We might think of the interstate system as being a great form of transportation yet the quarters of pollution that it provides to people who are bordered against the is deplorable.

it says a lot for cities that are willing to put in HOV lanes, mass public transportation, and encourage the use of less fuel consuming cars by providing large financial incentives to those that use battery operated vehicles for smaller commutes.

Worse than the traffic is probably all those driving billboards that your pictures so well captured.

Holly said...

I don't have any answers, but I know what you mean. I try to avoid spaghetti junctions myself!

Georgia Road Geek said...

Even with our congestion, we, as Americans, are blessed to have the system of Interstates that criss-cross this great nation and allow both people and goods to get to their destinations as quickly as possible.

Right now we have the world's largest network of superhighways, but China is on an extremely ambitious campaign to build their own superhighway network that (if all goes to their plan) will be the world's largest.