The American Great Plains / Los Llanos Centrales de Estados Unidos

The American Prairies

Somewhere in the American Great Plains, Interstate I-70, from Denver to Kansas City (2012) . Rodar por esta autopista que atraviesa el estado de Kansas de Oeste a Este, es la quintaesencia experiencia automovilística en Norteamericana : la experiencia de una vastedad infinita y bochornosamente monótona. Desfilan en rápida sucesión, a setenta millas por hora: campos de trigo, granjas eólicas, mataderos de ganado, silos, árboles solitarios, bombas de gasolina y así, en repetición “ad nauseum”. Una paleta de colores fogosos cobra vida cuando el sol está a punto de ponerse. La imponente llanura se extiende hasta donde más no llega la vista. Y después de aquel atardecer lujurioso, la noche cae triste, en medio de las luces de neón de hoteles, restaurantes y bares de carretera.  La autopista I-70 es el corredor perfecto para usar el dispositivo de “control de crucero” de un auto. Pero, atención… hay que batallar el sueño! *

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Driving on this freeway that runs through the middle of Kansas State, West to East, is the quintessential driving experience in North America: the coming into contact with a monotonous and infinite vastness. In a quick, 70-miles-per-hour succession you see golden wheat fields, wind farms, slaughterhouses, silos, lonely trees, gas stations and so forth, in an “ad nauseum” repetition. A color palette of fiery tones comes back to life just about the time the sun begins to set. The Great Plains extend far away in the distance; this is as American as it gets. After that lustful sunset, the sad shadows of the night begins to cover the plains, except for the neon lights of a few hotels, restaurants and bars. I-70 is the perfect highway to use your auto cruise control device. But, be careful… you really need to fight off sleepiness! *

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