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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Center of the World

A few weeks ago Heather and I were joined by a couple of friends in a visit to a rather unique place.  Until recently it never would have occurred to us that the Official Center of the World was so easily accessible . . . but there it is, just 150 miles east of our home in San Diego, and just north of Interstate Highway 8, a few miles before you get to Yuma, Arizona.  It turns out we've been driving right past it for year, and just never knew it.

The Official Center of the World is part of a large complex, the Museum of History in Granite.  You can check out their website for a better explanation than I can write here.  All of this is located in the town of Felicity, California.  The town has a population of two.  We met the Mayor while we were there.  We spent a few hours checking everything out, and plan to back again to spend more time reading the history which is carved into the granite monuments.  In the meantime, here are a few pictures.

Proof we were there - the four of us at the exact Center of the World.

The actual spot that marks the Center of the World is inside this pyramid.  For more proof we were there, those shadows belong to Heather and me.

Here's a good overview of the whole site.

The hill that the church sits on is 35 feet tall, and was engineered specifically for that purpose.

Click here to see more images from our visit to the Official Center of the World at Felicity, California in December of 2018.

All images were taken with a Fuji X-T2 and either the XF10-24mm or XF55-200mm lens, using either Velvia or Acros-R film simulations.

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