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!
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!
The third stop on our trip along U.S. Route 30 was Wheatland, Iowa! Another smaller city (800 inhabitants as of 2000), it was certainly not quiet the evening we arrived, including an ice cream parlor off downtown that was particularly popular. Wheatland is also home to an old city hotel which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . Unfortunately it currently appears to be in a state of disrepair, but certainly made for some interesting photos! 5 shots were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, with one added to the updated article on Wikipedia (one other photograph was already present). Here are a couple of my favorites: And here are a couple of the more artistic shots taken of the Wheatland City Hotel Links Wheatland, Iowa pictures on Wikimedia Commons Updated Wheatland, Iowa article on Wikipedia
Our second stop along U.S. Route 30 was the city of Calamus, Iowa! With a population of around 400 (as of 2000), we were unfortunate to arrive just after the end of their weekend summer festival! 5 shots were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, with two added to the updated article on WIkipedia. Here are a couple of my favorites: Links Calamus, Iowa pictures on Wikimedia Commons Updated Calamus, Iowa article on Wikipedia