July 6, 2017

In the golden forest...

golden forest

... where in the world are we, and what would we see from this geographic point if we turned around?

The photo is just a Google Street View grab that I made yesterday.

Later, I will give you another Google grab that answers my question.

ADDED: Here's the other view:

A monument in Kazakhstan

The location is Kazakhstan. Somewhere in Kazakhstan. It's a big place, and I'm sorry I didn't record the name of the city. I'm not engaged in a Geoguessr-type activity. It's an exercise in photography, not geography.

21 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Is it the Katyn Wood(Forest) Massacre site? The one where Stalin's ways made Hitler look normal.

Curious George said...

I would call that "woods", not "forest".

Ann Althouse said...

Let me say that I picked a foreign country, lifted up the little Google Street View "man," saw the blue lines showing where street view was available, and randomly dropped the man down. This was exactly the view at that point. I thought, wow, pretty! That's so weird that the first view here is so pretty. You never know. Then I rotated the view and was struck by the complete transformation of the feeling of the place.

traditionalguy said...

We don't want to wait.

James said...

Ann: Have you played the Google street view game Geoguessr? It's perfect for this new kick of yours.

tcrosse said...

It's the Delta of Venus.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann: Have you played the Google street view game Geoguessr? It's perfect for this new kick of yours."

I think I played it long ago.

It doesn't correspond to what I'm interested in on this "new kick" of mine. Even if it were, how could it be mine if I were playing their game?

Michael Brand said...

That looks like some generic rest area off some monster freeway.

Robert said...

Still trying to decide if the pole is for a light or a flag.

My guess is we are in Poland.

tcrosse said...

My guess is we are in Poland.

Where else would you find prominent poles ?
This one was used by Magda Przyblk (1748-1813), who invented the strip club.

Static Ping said...

It is a pretty picture, but trying to identify the location seems futile. All the elements are common: brick surfacing, a light pole, a set of trees planted to screen off whatever structure is in the distance. It's an odd arrangement of those elements which is aesthetically pleasing, but there is nothing that screams a particular locale to my untrained eye. If I was an expert on trees maybe that would give it away but I quit that course after the larch.

Big Mike said...

Whitewall tires on a T-34? Only in the former Soviet Union!

tcrosse said...

Another proof that Althouse is in the tank for Trump.

rhhardin said...

It needs a Confederate flag.

Kevin said...

Is this like six degrees of impeachment?

1. Golden Forrest
2. Golden showers
3. Dossier
4. Russia
5. Trump
6. Impeachment!

If you can play the game well enough, you can be a fake news producer.

Yancey Ward said...

Well, didn't you give it away, Althouse? I would guess from the other side you are likely to realize you are in an actual city, not a forest- so I guess you see large apartment buildings?

Yancey Ward said...

Oh, I see you had already updated it. So the tank itself is what you see.

Livermoron said...

I think it may be Auschwitz.

Chuck said...

Cultural Learnings of Kazakhstan for Make Benefit Glorious Blog of Althouse.



Big Mike said...

I used to believe that the Cossacks came from Kazakhstan because "Cossack" and "Kazakh" are pretty much homophones, especially when you factor transliteration. Turns out true Cossacks come from the Ukraine and the steppes of Russia while the Kazakhs are.from south Central Asia and the two peoples are unrelated.

Vittorio Jano IV said...

In the golden forest (woods) in downtown Kazakhstan.