Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011 – Travel the World and Never Leave the Country

"Travel the World" - mixed media on canvas, 4"x4"

As Europeans colonized all over the world they loved to affix their place names to new places. In the United States you can go to all sorts of faraway places without ever leaving the country. But does Paris, Texas have an Eiffel Tower? Will there be a bullfight in Toledo, Ohio? Is there a coliseum in Rome, New York? I particularly like when the smallest towns have such big names. Moscow, Maine is a real one-horse town (or is it one moose?). The time I drove through Moscow I wondered if the red painted flower boxes on the small town hall were a nod to the other Moscow. I suspect the town clerk was just fond of red.

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