Monday, March 26, 2018
Ephemeral is a something which last for the very short time. And when you talked about the countries which are last a vary short time due the events happened in a history. Makes you think - what if they survived what would be their future and what imprint they would make in a world history or at least on the local scale. Check out the snap shot of good two and a half dozen countries which pop out (as a mushrooms after summer rain) after fall of the Russian Empire in a late second decade of the 20th century. Double click on a picture to zoom the image.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Five most remote cities in a world. The definition of gradation is the greatest distance to the next city with at least 100,000 inhabitants.
5. Petropavlovsk -Kamchatsky
- 1321 km from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
- most remote city in Asia and Russia.
- 1325 km from Aberdeen
- most remote city in Europe
- Aaron was where :)
- 2,136 km from Adelaide
- most remote city in Australia
- 2,137 km from Vancouver
- most remote city in Americas and continental USA
- 3,850 km from Daly City
- most remote city in a world and USA
- Aaron was where ;)
Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Borders is a very fascinating subject in a today’s political geography. Don’t you think it interesting to find out how one country end and another one starts after particular invisible line would be drown on the land. Unintentionally come to the mind one of Franco-Italian movie classics La Legge è legge ( The law is a law 1958), and a first intro by the narrator behind the screen wittingly asking a the film viewer of the peculiarity of particular border between France and Italy. The answer is so trivial and obviously simple which makes the move a marvel of European cinema in a mid-20th century. The border looks like this because the land which belongs to France should be French, and the land which belongs to Italy got to be Italian. That would be so simple if it would not be so hard, and borders tend to change its geographical positions on a pretty regular bases. Check my recent discovery in a world of maps, and you will understand what this talk is about. If you want to see the map in details
open it up in a separate window by clicking right button on the mouse and piking
the appropriate option on the menu. Then use the scroll wheel on the mouse to
zoom the map in and out , while holding Ctrl button on the keyboard.Enjoy!!!!
Friday, January 19, 2018
Most of the times it is easier to see than to understand the description of the certain concept. This example is a good prove of listed above statement. See it for yourself. Greenland is east as well as west of Iceland. The same thing could be said about north and south comparison. Greenland is north as well as south of Iceland too. Other curious fact is that Iceland is in Europe and Greenland is in North America, however listed above statement and a map below direct prove that some places in Greenland are east of Iceland. Cool and Curious, isn’t it.