Archive for October 24, 2008

Other Shapes of Astana Landscape

 Only one of these shapes is traditional to Kazakhstan and that is the signpost for Akmola, close to where the ALZHIR museum is.  Perhaps the pottery with coins is traditional as well but UFO and Baiterek stick out like a sore thumb on Astana’s landscape.  Once inside the Baiterek, it makes sense to get a good view of the cityscape.  What would former Kazakh nomads think if they had been given a time machine to see these sites today?  I wonder.

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