Testing in Maidan Hawally, Kuwait
Testing various settings on the camera and in the process of making the panormas. This is not expected to be accepted to 360cities, but I do want to be able to show it to friends that I am teaching how to make panoramas.
Maidan Hawally, Kuwait. Apartment back courtyard in block 11, just off Rabya street. Neighboring buil...
My apartment in January, 2012.
Kuwait is an extremely wealthy nation, and many times cars that have been "totaled" are simply left o...
Breakfast at McDonalds.
A freedom sculpture in a seaside park in Kuwait
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.
The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.
Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!
When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.
Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.
Text by Steve Smith.