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    Posted December 13, 2013 by
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    Cadillac Ranch

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     After seeing the sky, the dark land and the colorful Cadillacs, GejJones knew he had to snap a few photos. Even though it was very cold with the wind blowing at about 20 mph, GejJones stayed to explore the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
    "The graffiti is what everyone talks about and I found it interesting that even at zero, people were spraying their names and messages on the Cadillacs," he says. The first photo was CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for May 1, 2004.
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    I've driven over 2000 miles in the last seven days. Most of my trip has followed I-40. In Amarillo, Texas I stopped at the Cadillac Ranch on a morning when the wind-chill was zero. The ranch has ten Cadillacs 'planted' in the ground. The Cadillacs come from an era when they were known for their giant tail fins. Most are missing the doors and all the windows are gone. They are covered with graffiti and the graffiti changes everyday! Sometimes it changes by the hour. As I approach the cars I didn't see much color but once there the colors really popped.

    I was taken by how flat the land was around the ranch. I commented to a local and he told me that on a clear day you could see nearly nine miles. I was impressed! Then with a twinkle in his eye, he told me that if I stood on a tuna fish can, I could see the back of my head.

    It really is flat at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX.

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