Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Nugget Inn Mile Post

Nugget Inn Mile Post SignI took this picture last month when I was up in Nome. This was the first time I had a chance to walk around Nome and do the tourist thing. The Nugget Inn is one of the few truly historic buildings still left in town. I believe it is famous mainly for its owner bringing his daughter, the first girl, to Nome. I liked it because of the mile post sign. When I saw Taipei 4312 miles written in Chinese I knew I would have to take a picture. It wasn’t until after I took the shot that I noticed is also had Taiwan written in English.

You can learn a couple of interesting things from this sign. Dallas and Miami are farther away from Nome than Taipei, Taiwan. Moscow is closer than all three. New York is closer than Miami or Dallas which can seem counterintuitive until you remember the world is a sphere.

5 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

what a beautiful shot!

Nino said...

interesting

Sara said...

Signs like that are SO fun!

The Blakes said...

That is so neat! Thanks for sharing! Goodness knows I'll never make it to Nome... :)Love the sign!

Thorne said...

Very cool!