Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Latitude 0º


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20 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I know sailors have a tradition when they cross the date line. Is there a tradition when you cross the Equator...do they throw you over a cliff! That could hurt at almost 6400 ft! :-)

It also occurred to me that this sign could use a little work...

Sylvia K said...

Great capture! So that's the equator, huh! That sign looks as though its been around for a while! Maybe a face lift???? Wonderful travel post as always, JM!

Sylvia

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

The sign also says; This is the hottest place on Earth!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That sign do need some fixing ! The Equator, it is only man's definition of an imaginery line that divides the northern half of the planet from the southern half.

Debbie Smith said...

Oh, this is so cool! I was there! I loved watching the demonstration of how the rotation of water changes from 10 paces to either side of this sign!
Wish my Africa pics were digital.
Have a fabulous day!
Debbie's Travels

DeeBee L. said...

I've got a similar photo taken in France in the Loire Valley with the Longitude 0 (Greenwich).
I love this sort of shot!

magda said...

Very characteristic photo, photo suvenir !!!!
Greetings

supermac said...

JM, this is way sooooo cool! <3

Small City Scenes said...

Hey this is neat. A world cut in halves. MB

Fabien said...

a symbolic line

Photo Cache said...

very nice shot.

i played today too at http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

VioletSky said...

that is a wide equator sign.

EG Wow said...

Very cool! Did you straddle the equator to be in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres at the same time? I would have!

Inger-M said...

I would love to be there and take that picture! One of those "I've been there" shots!

Scrappy Grams said...

I think we know it's an imaginary line, but it helps us in geography.

Barb said...

Jm,how fun to be able to be there and have this fantastic photo....Barb

Greyscale Territory said...

Wow! Now that's a sign not too many places can claim! And it looks as if it has weathered a few storms too!

Francisca said...

Great sign... and clever question about straddling the equator from EG.

Clytie said...

Wow. I've never been to the equator and probably never will, but I like this sign!

tapirgal said...

Very cool (although probably HOT!). I love demarcation signs like this.