Old Gate of Dutch Fort, Galle Sri Lanka
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Old Gate of Dutch Fort, Galle Sri Lanka

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A: Magistrate Square - Fort

by Gazaly, 90 meters away

Magistrate Square - Fort

B: Post Office Junction

by Gazaly, 110 meters away

Post Office Junction

C: Fort Jetty - Near MSTI

by Gazaly, 110 meters away

Fort Jetty - Near MSTI

D: Dutch Reformed Church

by Gazaly, 130 meters away

Dutch Reformed Church

E: Amangalle Hotel Area - Church Street

by Gazaly, 150 meters away

Amangalle Hotel Area - Church Street

F: Dutch Slammer at Fort Galle Sri Lanka

by Gazaly, 190 meters away

Dutch Slammer at Fort Galle Sri Lanka

H: Fort Printers Junction - Church Street

by Gazaly, 220 meters away

Fort Printers Junction - Church Street

I: Pedlers Street

by Gazaly, 250 meters away

Pedlers Street

J: National Bakery Junction

by Gazaly, 280 meters away

National Bakery Junction

This panorama was taken in Sri Lanka, Asia

This is an overview of Asia

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.

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