the rural landscape, through an urbanist lens


My Facebook page usually caters to a distinctly urbanist clientele. But, the most “liked” photos on the page last week were far from urban, with subjects dramatically divorced from city life.

Almost all who clicked “like” are transit, bike or urban density proponents, leaving me pondering why my photographs attracted such sudden admiration of life “back on the farm”.


I took four days off to photograph the Palouse region at the border of Washington State and Idaho with 14 others–an organized road trip led by online photo personality Steve Huff, and a Seattle Leica enthusiast, Dr. Ashwin Rao.


Today’s post continues as an entry on Crosscut. For the remainder, click here.

Images composed by the author in Washington State and Idaho. Click on each image for more detail. © 2009-2013 myurbanistAll Rights Reserved. Do not copy.

For more information on the role of personal experience in understanding the changing city, see Urbanism Without Effortan e-book from Island Press.

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