I had a great day a week ago Saturday with my friend Holly. She took me up to Freeport Maine where we explored the downtown a bit and then went to tea.
We went to her favorite jewelry place which is “earrings & company” and had the most beautiful earrings at decent prices which was a beautiful thing.
I can’t remember the name, but we visited this one store on Main street (something with Moose in it) that had taxidermy specimens all over. This one freaked me out! We visited Sherman’s Books & Stationery which had a great section of books on Maine and by Maine authors.
Then we stopped at Harraseekett which had amazing food at the local lobster place and drove by my favorite sign of the day.
Finally we ended up at the DeLorme Globe World which houses Eartha. I have several DeLorme products and they are some of the best mapmakers ever. Okay, their prices can be downright painful, but wow, yeah, they’re good.
We were visiting during the wrong time of the year to see North America and the closest I got was this shot of Hawaii…On the other hand, it was seriously cool to get a glimpse of the actual relative sizes of the world’s continents.
I took the next shot, mostly to get a picture that had some perspective when viewing this as a photo. Holly says we have to visit again and see it lit up at night. That’s it’s really pretty fantastic. I’ll bet it is! From the Delorme site:
The Guinness World Record Holder: Eartha is a 3-dimensional scale model of our earth with mountains and landforms in full 3D, that rotates and revolves, simulating the earth’s real movements. Eartha was given the title of “World’s Largest Revolving/Rotating Globe” by the editors of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999, and still holds that record today. It measures 41.5 ft in diameter. Unveiled July 23, 1998 Eartha took two years to build and represents earth as it is seen from space. It rotates and revolves on a specially designed and built mechanized, cantilever arm.
Yes it was a seriously cool Saturday. Thanks Holly!