- I was cleaning up and moving around some old photos and found some fun old border pix I thought you might like to see. Sorry about the quality-they re scannedMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2006View Source
I was cleaning up and moving around some old photos and found some fun old border pix I thought you might like to see. Sorry about the quality—they’re scanned images from old slides.
1) (pic fe04-003) Hong Kong-China, taken 1995. I was standing directly on the border in the middle of the bridge. HK on right, China on left.
2) (pic fe04-028) US-Mexico near Douglas , Arizona / Agua Prieta , Sonora . New barbed-wire fence was put up because they were holding the periodical border horse races…racers on horses race alongside each other but in two separate countries. I’m standing on the Mexican side.
3) (pic fe04-077) Arctic Circle just north of Rovaniemi , Finland .
4) (pic fe04-051) State border marker between North and South Dakota , USA .
5) (pic fe04-018) This is the picture I mentioned last week with the building (bar and apartment) divided by US-Canada at Fort Covington , Vermont and Dundee , Quebec . The border marker is at an angle but closer than I remembered it to be.
6) (pic fe04-015) Same spot, turned the opposite direction. If my memory serves me correctly, the border runs about where the white stone is located on the right of the picture and across the river. The boaters are pulling over to go through Canadian customs. Photo taken 1999.
7) (pic fe04-021) This is the northern tip of Maine at Estcourt Station, the US pene-enclave. Photo taken ca. 1996. The border runs straight from the marker just to the left of the electric pole, barely in front of the mini-van and through the house.
8) (pic fe04-022) Along the line, looking back at the northern tip of the enclave.
9) (pic fe04-033) Turned around yet again looking south, you can see the line painted on the road and the second border marker in front of the mini-van and going through the house.
10) (pic fe04-023) Further south this house is bisected by the border, too. The small white sign on the wall of the house says: Can/US. The white chairs are in the US , but the window is in Canada . The US customs office and post office is located just about 50 meters to the right of this house. This is the other house featured in the 1991 National Geographic article.