Archive for January 18, 2009

Assorted photos of Almaty’s scenery


Icicles, billboards and manhole covers, that is my life in Almaty’s scenery right now.  Also, socializing by going to parties and having people over is another part of my life.  I have a stack of books to read, however, I am reading my students’ papers with great delight.  I have run out of words for now but just know that icicles dominate the scenery, as does the black ice on the sidewalks.  I like the particular billboard above because it is in both Russian and Kazakh about building up the country of Kazakhstan.  Notice the cloud is in the shape of Kazakhstan, also the circular object is the top part of the yurt.  Finally, the manhole covers usually COVER the manholes but this one particular hole was left uncovered.  I live in a world where there are MORE questions than answers.  After a while you just get used to not knowing why things are the way they are.  Whatever will be, will be.

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