Random photos & facts about the U.S. state of Iowa. Much of the content on this blog is also used to improve Wikimedia Foundation projects such as Wikipedia and Commons. Ran through 2009 and also featured on Twitter.
February 22nd - No Updates
A quick programming note, there will be no updates this weekend. Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to taking you to more random Iowa places in the near future!
Another Sunday and another Iowa city as we took a tour of Madrid! The second biggest city we have visited so far required a little more time than usual in order to locate everything (some might say due to lack of preparation on my part!) but was still good fun, helped by the much improved weather from Saturday. Items of note included the centennial time capsule buried in front of City Hall (here's hoping I'm still alive in 2083 to see it dug up!), a tribute to the city's coal mining history, and an incredible Hindu temple along Highway 17.
9 shots were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, with three added to the updated article on Wikipedia. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Well hopefully better late than never, here is the report and photos from our trip to Ankeny!
Unfortunately both time and the weather were against us, but we both had a great time driving around town for a couple of hours in the afternoon taking pictures. We ended up with 13 usable shots from about 150 taken, and these have now been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. In turn, 5 have been added to the Ankeny article on Wikipedia. Below are a couple of my favourites.
Look for some hints on our next destination later in the week!
Last month my wife and I were driving through downtown Des Moines and she was able to get a few good shots of the city, three of which were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and are presented here for your viewing pleasure!