There was a time when I watched Russian dash cam videos.
Many of them ending in horrible accidents.
The tumbling car would come to rest and I would see a small place in great detail.
That I - in the Netherlands - would see that one tree, that specific blade of grass, that lonely roadside weed. They were recorded, they will not be forgotten.
I feel the earth move - I feel the tumbling down - the tumbling down.
(Philip Glass - Einstein on the beach)
I searched the internet at random for other fitting comments.
I have no talent for good texts, but I can search for them. This is what I found:
We drove approximately 400 km by automobile from Chelyabinsk through Stepnoie to the Arkaim and recorded vegetation structure at random by visual observation along major traffic roads running with automobile approximately 10 km in distance.
The types of vegetation depended mainly on physiognomy with relatively smaller scale approximately some hundreds square meters: Pinus forest, Betula forest, cultivated land and pasture.
Plots along the major roads were randomly selected to cover representative vegetation pattern. Further, around the Arkaim, major vegetation types ware described. Field observations were carried out during early summer season, middle June in 2008.
This theory is contradicted by the 12 hours I spent yesterday watching Russian car dash-cams on YouTube. The russian car inventory must turnover at least every 6 months. Literally and figuratively. (3 stars or bust)
There’s a deeper point here: if your view of Russian life is conditioned by what is available on YouTube, you’e asking for a pretty skewed view of the country. The people who post dash-cam videos are, by definition, those who have cars, dash-cams, and internet connections. Faberge eggs are very pretty, but they say relatively little about per capita wealth in Russia on the eve of the revolution. (Ckb)
As we approached the city, we saw:
- a billboard advertising a concert,
- large signs on top of the buildings near the railway,
- the cathedral on the hill,
- the towers rising from the horizon gleaming in the sun,
- the skyscrapers thrusting, soaring, sitting above the rest,
- a crowd in front of the showroom near the highway,
- more and more people along the way,
- very ominous dark clouds in the sky,
- orchards and orchards,
- the high and snow capped peaks.
She proposes that the brains of all six species have gotten bigger because humans have radically changed the landscape. Where there were once pristine forests and prairies, there are now cities and farms. In this disrupted environment, animals better at learning new things were more likely to survive and have offspring.
Landscape flora and fauna:
Vegetation landscape around the Arkaim eco-preserve, southeastern Ural, Russia
NYtimes - as-humans-change-landscape-brains-of-some-animals-change-too
Bing search for "as we approached the city"