Tuesday, November 07, 2006

From a Distance...

... the world doesn't always look blue and green... flying over the earth today, I found quite amazing sand formations in Takla-Makan (Desert of Death), China, (click to enlarge).




If you have Google Earth, you can download my placemark from the first location here, or look it up at Google-maps here. Also interesting: try this placemark, which seems to show some wheel traces in the desert that you can follow for endless miles.

Special thanks to Andi for the hint.




    From a distance the world looks blue and green,
    and the snow-capped mountains white.
    From a distance the ocean meets the stream,
    and the eagle takes to flight.

    From a distance, there is harmony,
    and it echoes through the land.
    It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
    it's the voice of every man [...]

    From a distance you look like my friend,
    even though we are at war.
    From a distance I just cannot comprehend
    what all this fighting is for.


    ~ Bette Midler, From A Distance




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1 comment:

Rae Ann said...

How interesting! It looks almost like a close-up of rippled sand under water.