Tuesday, October 7, 2008

One of these things is not like the others

It occurred to me today that there is something a little off on the city that I work in. Actually I felt a sense of vertigo as my sense of direction got skewed. Check that, I still kind of feel it.

I noticed that the satellite dishes on the rooftops in St. Paul appear to be pointing to the South East.

Satellite dishes actually point to the southwest. 

Unlike cities that have the good sense to direct their north roads north, like Chicago or its twin city. St. Paul points their north roads to the northwest. It's completely messing with my sense of direction. I had thought that my window faces the west, now I can't help but notice that I'm about 45 degrees off. It's remarkably unsettling to me.

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