About the Silk Road...

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About the Silk Road...

Postby MDG » Thu Jun 19, 2003 4:18 am

Barbara and all who are interested in the Silk Road, I saw a film of the area called Central Asia, and though it was about current day problems, the lands and people were fascinating. I do care about the problem of poppy-growing, and the incomes of the people there, but the photography of the land sparked my imagination of days gone by. This is a copy of the email I sent you June 17th, Barbara... ******************************************** I saw this film on our CBC channel last night, and couldn't help but think of you. There were the Pemir mountains, the river (can't remember its name - ends in -ange, I think) the city of Osh (sp?) and many more places that may interest you. Great wild beauty, and green places, too. http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeyemonday/feature_160603.html Apparently this is an Australian film. The only credits I could see were the second film down the left-hand column on this page... http://www.afc.gov.au/resources/searchd/pdfs/docos_devtoRC.pdf On the following site you'll see another review of the film, with a simple map... http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/centralasia/ Perhaps PBS has a copy for sale. Have you tried UNESCO for maps? They offer what they call 'small scientific maps'. Perhaps there is something here for you... http://upo.unesco.org/maps.asp Hope this brings you some new information with your morning coffee. ******************************************** ...Is anyone near a PBS store? Could you check if they have this film for sale in video form? Oh, what am I thinking? I could go to PBS websites and check for myself! Enjoy! Mahara [[July 28th: Nothing with the title "Bitter Harvest" at KCTS, Seattle store.]] [This message has been edited by MDG (edited July 28, 2003).]
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Postby MDG » Sun Jul 27, 2003 10:11 pm

I'm lost in the world of maps! Image Here's a site that's lots of fun... http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/ Barbara, just type in - Gobi desert - and you'll get a satellite photograph. Try town names, too. Ortahisar is there! Topo is linked, but I couldn't get in. I believe they offer topographic maps. I'm off to search - Ortahisar, +balloon - somebody has flown over in a balloon. I've seen some of the photos, but not all. Back soon... Oh my goodness! Please do search - Ortahisar, +balloon - there are 95 sites and I found this in the very first one...! http://www.atamanhotel.com/a6.html And this...! http://www.atamanhotel.com/cappadocia/ortahisar1.html Enjoy! [This message has been edited by MDG (edited July 28, 2003).]
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Postby MDG » Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:05 am

Just lighting the little lightbulb on this one. ~ Image ~
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