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May 10th - Brooklyn, Iowa

Our biggest apologies to the city of Brooklyn! Due to a miscalculation we arrived there on Sunday with the sun too low to take any good pictures. We also tried to stop by on Tuesday but ran into a storm. Hopefully the third time will be the charm!

May 10th - Brooklyn, Iowa

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This week we will be heading to Brooklyn, Iowa!


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Sharing a name with one of the five boroughs of New York City, this city of around 1,400 people (as of 2000) is known as the Community of Flags, and I'm sure you will be seeing a few flags in our photographs!


Aerial View of Brooklyn, New York. Source: Commons / Flickr / Kris Arnold

What sights do you think we should look to document in Brooklyn? Have your own interesting shots of this place? Feel free to share them via the comments section below!

Links
Brooklyn, Iowa website
Wikipedia article for Brooklyn, Iowa (as it stands today)

Mobile Version of Site Launched!

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I'm pleased to announce that we've launched a mobile version of the site, thanks to the folks at MoFuse! Point your mobile/cell/smart phones to m.randomiowa.com to find out where we are headed and our most recent photos while on the go! Or, if you are so inclined, here is the QR code:

May 3rd - Polk County, Iowa

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Our first trip to an Iowa county instead of a specific city yielded some great results. Firstly the weather was perfect for being outside, and secondly we were able to take photographs for not one but three different articles on Wikipedia! At this pace I'm sure we will be able to take care of those 1,300 or so articles needing photos in no time at all!

Ankeny Regional Airport


Elkhart, Iowa


Alleman, Iowa


16 shots were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, with seven added to Wikipedia.

Links
Ankeny, Iowa pictures on Wikimedia Commons
Updated Ankeny Regional Airport article on Wikipedia

Elkhart, Iowa pictures on Wikimedia Commons
Updated Elkhart, Iowa article on Wikipedia

Alleman, Iowa pictures on Wikimedia Commons
Updated Alleman, Iowa article on Wikipedia

May 3rd - Polk County, Iowa

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A change in tactics for this week! As it is getting more difficult to find places fitting our criteria within a "commutable" distance, we have decided to also start visiting different counties around Iowa looking for places to photograph. This has been helped by a kind person who divided up the list of needed photographs on Wikipedia by county!

Today we will be visiting Polk County, Iowa! Formed in 1846 and named after the 11th President of the United States, Polk County is home to Des Moines, the state capitol, and an estimated population in 2007 of 418,339.


President James K Polk. Source: Commons / Mathew Brady

Some of the requested photographs include:

Ankeny Regional Airport
Blank Park Zoo
Elkhart, Iowa
Living History Farms
Runnells, Iowa


What sights do you think we should look to document in Polk County? Have your own interesting shots of this place? Feel free to share them via the comments section below!

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List of Wikipedia requested photographs in Polk County, Iowa