Landing

Flying into Denver from the UK involves a spending a long time over the plains. The sights remind me of the wonderful and inspirational book Taking Measures Across the American Landscape. The sheer scale and vastness of this country become visual and real – and the manner of it’s exploitation are laid out in the landscape; the grid and pivot irrigators making order out of an expanse so large it is incomprehensible as a whole.

Denver sits at the edge of the plains, with the front range of the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop to western end of every latitudinal street.

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