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Roswell

Roswell - Main Street and UFO Museum Roswell - Main Street and UFO Museum INFO: Roswell is a city in and the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state of New Mexico, USA. Roswell is most popularly known for having its name attached to what is now called the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, even though the crash site of the alleged UFO was some 75 miles from Roswell and closer to Corona.

YEAR: Summer 2006

STORY: We where there in the summer of 2006, and 4 years later I still remember it, but without so many details. I had heard stories about Roswell’s UFO crash for many years, therefore I had this area on my visit list. We found out during our visit in El Paso, Texas that we where not so far away from the area and we thought why not :).  Next morning we packed our car and our adventure started. We spent a lot of hours driving through many different areas and landscapes before we reached Roswell. It wasn’t so difficult to find even if we hadn’t modern technology like GPS or advanced mobile phone.
We arrived one day before a big “UFO festival” and the whole main street was being prepared for the celebration. This little town was really funny with all their UFO shops, parking areas with signs saying “UFO parking only”, lampposts with alien’s eyes painted on them and they even had a UFO museum. Besides all the funny things this place wasn’t more than an average little town in the middle of  nowhere. If we had known about the festival we would probably have stayed for the night, but we had a tight schedule to follow, and therefore we left before the event started. Later we checked on the Internet about the festival and saw that we had missed the opportunity of seing something really funny and unique for this town.
On the way back we saw some really interesting desert landscapes by driving south-west back to El Paso. We arrived late in the night with plenty of images and feeling content after such a funny and weird experience.

EQUIPMENT:
• Camera: Canon EOS 20D

• Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm F/4,0-5,6 IS USM

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