Now we know where the sidewalk ends! Must be the edge of town. I wonder how they got that view in the days before drones.
Doesn't look all that high. In fact the way the car/wagon tracks fork out left & right I'd guess there's a structure the shooter is on.
he's on top of the water tank for the train, along with those "Petticoat Junction" gals!
Prior to drones they used parakeets for "birds eye" views.
And grandpa taught him how to operate a camera
Dennis, that sounds like a tall tail to me.
A pretty sharp guy lives there...
likely standing on a grain elevator. There are a couple of others in the picture.
Makes me wonder how many grain elevators and railroad sidings they have in a small town? Bud.
The photo was taken from the upstairs bedroom window at Ma Green's Bar and house of ill repute at the end of main street. It was part of her advertising campaign to show her clients that you could see your wife coming for miles.
As I recall there were three upstairs windows. Was it the big bay window or one of the other two in the middle?
Think of all the money saved back then. Birdseye view must be the name of the street? No need for road signs , just paint it on the dirt road. It is funny that there is a very wide street but they choose to drive in the mud.
Parakeets have been illegal in N.D. since the 1871 Parakeet Rebellion. Look it up !
Talk about a quiet town, no cars or people. Just bird and cameras.
Dallas, it may just be chalk not paint.
Burger, I could not find the Parakeet Rebellion in 1871. Could it be the Parachute Rebellion where they protested using parachutes as there were no aeroplanes? Or maybe the 1876 Parakeet Rebellion.
Or maybe my Google is on the Fritz.
I had a Google Parakeet named Fritz. He was German. You don't see
a lot of German Parakeets, especially in N.D. Especially with parachutes.
If I had a parakeet with a parachute I would probably name it "Geronimo". An Eagle could get away with that. I'm still not sure why parakeets were banded in N.D. I see pigeon bands on EBay.
After all, it's a small world.
Fritz. Gone but not forgotten.
Unfortunately my parakeets grandfather would not go near Ma Green's place for he often stated why would a bird go to a cathouse? So I was forced to make the sacrifice and go to see the street view and take pictures for Ma Green's advertising campaign. You remembered the windows correctly Rich as I shot the picture from the bay window. The reason the street shot below is void of all people is because it is standing room only at Ma Green's and the guys have all their cars hidden in the parking lot out back....boy she sure knows how to party!....T related...there are four of them in the parking lot out back.
If you look very far down the road next to the 7th pole on the left you can see a car or buggy in the center of the street.
Must be the morning commute hour ....