1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Intercultural differences seen from airplane June 15, 2009

Everylity time I take off in Vienna, I am fascinated by the structured geometry of the Austrian fields.

Love for clear lines and order is probably the reflection of the German blood in the Austrian character. Just look at this snap I took yesterday:

Amazing, isn’t it?

Just one hour by car away from Vienna we find Slovakia, a small Slavic country. It shares the same main river Danube with Austria, but obviously not much of Austrian mentality:

And now…let’s see what it looks like even further to the east – Russia from above:

One big road and a total chaos of fields and forests…(images taken in the Moscow region).

Enjoy and next time take a closer look at the landscape you are flying by! 🙂

LOVE; axinia


15 Responses to “Intercultural differences seen from airplane”

  1. purespirit Says:

    хаос – высшая степень порядка 😀

  2. Seva Sutyagin Says:

    Аксинья, а какой вывод? Где правильней и/или красивее?
    Или это просто нахождение корреляции прямоты линий от географии, тогда страшно предположить что творится в Японии…)))

    • axinia Says:

      Seva, I do not mean that chaos is not beautiful, Russia seems rather harmonious, it is a kind of natural harmony.

      The Austrian look makes one think “wow” but only at the first sight.

  3. swaps Says:

    Chaos is best!

  4. cordieb Says:

    I believe humanity and nature in general all complement each other. Interesting pics. . . says a lot . . . thanks for sharing.

  5. Rambler Says:

    you must have a really good camera, the pics taken inside the aeroplane have come out so good.

  6. Molly Says:

    Fabulous photos! And yes, interesting geometry.

  7. radha Says:

    i am sure they look like some bunch of fibers/muscles/cells inside the human body as we shape the nature at the same way we’ re shaped inside. (just my theory….??)

  8. Nita Says:

    Axinia, you are a very talented photographer. I have taken photos from inside of plane and mine are not half as good. Ofcourse l always console myself by saying that its because of the terrible pollution outside and the dirty windows! 🙂

  9. Nita Says:

    oh yes, want to ask you something else. Do they allow the photos or did you have to take them without permission? I want to know because I will be flying to the UK in a few months and would like to know if it is permitted.

  10. Hicham Says:

    When I travel by plane and see something like that, I always find this landscape amazing. It’s so touchy and looks like a perfectly-designed canvas. Colours are always in harmony and the whole sence is calling you to think, mediate and supplicate.

    Thanks for sharing, axinia 🙂

  11. Serge Says:

    Those comments submitted by Russians are just ridiculous. The guys have no arguments to oppose. Germans are very neat comparatively to other nations when it comes to usage of the land space. It can be seen both from air and up-close the ground itself. If you go thru Germany you definitely notice that crops grow very close to road, there is almost no separation space. You cross German-French border and crops grow in a “usual”, a bit haphazard manner starting somewhere away from a road.

    Well, Russian fields in this comparison resemble something more of a French style.

    Of course, it can’t be a sufficient argument for complete characteristic of mentalities of the nations, but it reveals a lot.

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