I know I’m weird, but I’ve always really liked the way roads combine with badly maintained trucks to create emergent topographical self-documentation. Pictures are easier:
Notice the dark spots? That particular stretch of road always drives the point home for me – every time the trucks in front of me hit a bump or dip in the road, it shakes some grease loose from their chassis, and darkens the road a little bit. Like ants finding efficient routings, it’s always just sort of made me happy.
[Note: The embedded google map got very very broken in RSS, so I’ve replaced it with a static graphic. Still I suspect the RSS damage is done.]