Quirky Carhenge outside of remote Alliance, Nebraska, is built of thirty-eight Detroit cars with a 1962 Caddy serving as the Heel Stone. Unlike prehistoric Stonehenge on England's Salisbury Plain, Carhenge serves no astronomical purpose, no sunrise over the Cadillac at summer solstice to mark Midsummer's Day, nothing beyond a hearty salute to America's long obsession with the automobile. It takes a good map and determination to find Carhenge. And NO, the Druids didn't build it. How did I manage to get there? Read on . . .
I flew my airplane into the small Alliance airport and borrowed the airport car (keys on a hook in the unmanned office)--this is honest, trusting rural Nebraska after all! Did you know that general aviation airports all across the US offer loaner cars to pilots for the price of refilling the fuel tank at return? They're usually clean and reasonably well-maintained, older cars just shy of "beater class." Camera at the ready, clouds cooperating, underway at last. It was a strange experience to walk into this wildly weird scene, a real life comedy sketch. I clicked my self silly and knew from the start this was going to be a great day filling memory cards. This shot is one of my favorites but hard to choose a best from so many good ones. This isn't your usual landscape but definitely a conversation starter of a remote but worthy candidate.
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