My camera and my body were in two states at the same time for this photo. How cool is that?
The U.S. courthouse in Texarkana was built in 1933 and sits directly on the state line between Texas (left half of photo) and Arkansas (right half of photo). The white line you see on the sidewalk in the foreground is the state line and the flagpole is exactly on the line. The building doors you see on the left are in Texas, while the doors on the right are in Arkansas. A double doors you can barely see behind the flagpole are centered on the state line as well.
I was there early on a Saturday morning and the building was completely locked up so I couldn't see what marks they have inside the building to show the two different states. The north half of the building is the main post office in Texarkana.
Back in my pre-photographer life I was a land surveyor so this kind of stuff interests me.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM, 1 Gig CF card, Circular polarising filter
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-16 15:39