I love the internet

Feeling nostalgic this afternoon for my Peace Corps days, I did a Google Earth fly-by of my adoptive community, Colónia Once de Setiembre. Not only does Google show the site in high-resolution, the images are clear enough to see a patch of trees I planted with my neighbor in 1997. Judging from the shadows, our token attempt at reforestation must be at least 10 meters tall now.

The miracle of the internet also allows me to confirm that the economy of Once de Setiembre hasn’t changed much since I left.


  1. #1 Aydin
    December 20, 2009

    It would be hard to see the ants from that altitude, though.

  2. #2 James C. Trager
    December 21, 2009

    What sort of trees were those, Alex?

    A native one, I hope…

  3. #3 Ant
    December 25, 2009

    Too bad there are no street views.

    Aydin: I can see ants. [grin]

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