Памятник Шашкину в Казахстане в городе Павлодаре на улице 1 Мая
This is a monument to the first president of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, our countryman Ka...
Early fall in the center of the city. One can see the building of the regional and city administratio...
Cold and rainy summer of 2011.Panorama shot at 13-30 local time near the parking lot 8/25/2011 tradin...
Yard at Krupskaya 80. Panorama of 5 shots (4 + N), Peleng 8/3.5, Canon 550D.
Yard at Krupskaya 82. Panorama of 5 shots (4 + N), Peleng 8/3.5, Canon 550D.
Strictly speaking this is the first experience, and posted it here simply because I do not know about...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.