Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Eerie Idaho



Boise, Idaho: Almaty, Kazakhstan. Spot the difference...

8 comments:

Steve Bodio said...

Hmm-- THE difference?

Almaty has higher mountains.

Boise appears to have a golf course (have never seen it but the photo seems to show one).

Both have raptor breeding centers.

Boise has more Mormons-- but you can't see them...

indigoGlyph said...

And some of the peaks in the Tien Shan range are still unclimbed! Green with envious humors...

Matt Mullenix said...

More drab, Soviet-era tenements in Almaty?

Heidi the Hick said...

I'm so ignorant of the rest of the world. I didn't imagine Kazakhstan having such tall buildings. Shame on me.

Peculiar said...

Steve can probably confirm or disprove my strong suspicion that Almaty has many more tall buildings than Boise. Both cities have noteworthy connections to the world of raptors and falconry.

Steve Bodio said...

More tall buildings, bigger, and older (as Fort Verney). Nor is it as drab as most former Soviet cities. I'd live there! (Probably before Boise-- sorry Bruce).

Matt Mullenix said...

My "drab" comment comes only from the evidence of buildings in the picture. :-) Your descriptions elsewhere provide a more color picture, Steve!

fatrobot said...

all places look alike when you are in a mechagodzilla suit