Wednesday, May 5, 2010

PDP #215: The High Sweep of the Highway

It's no surprise that highways captured the public imagination, even nonwithstanding one of history's greatest memetic engineering campaigns. Beyond the sheer attraction of a wide, straight roadway with no traffic lights to slow you down, even the architecture can evoke a grand, sweeping, elevating aesthetic. After all, half of car culture is selling the dream of freedom, and convincing people that once they become drivers they're "above it all." That's the feeling I got from what's photographed below, Highway 403 looking north from King Street West in Hamilton.

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