At the equator.

Macapa, Brazil is almost directly on the Equator. A 5 minute taxi ride from the city center is a monument on the Equator. There is also a football stadium with each half of the field in either hemisphere.
I’ve crossed the Equator many times, but only on planes and ships. Stepping across it, or even juggling directly on it, is a long term “unticked box”.

Tick!

The Marco Zero monument.
The Marco Zero monument.

For some reason, the locals were balancing eggs on the equator line. I never worked out why.
For some reason, the locals were balancing eggs on the equator line. I never worked out why.

Here’s a quick experiment with double exposure self portrait. My wide angle lens is broken, so I had to keep returning to reset the camera between exposures, even though I have a wireless remote control. The result? I’m not actually looking at myself across the equator!
Here's a quick experiment with double exposure self portrait. My wide angle lens is broken, so I had to keep returning to reset the camera between exposures, even though I have a wireless remote control. The result? I'm not actually looking at myself across the equator!

This road runs exactly along the equator. I wish I took a photo back along the road towards the monument.
This road runs exactly along the equator. I wish I took a photo back along the road towards the monument.

A dog relaxing in the shade of a bank.
A dog relaxing in the shade of a bank.

I got some fun videos in Brazil. I’ll share that in another post.


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