Astana   odd structures sprouting from the Steppe

  

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just a glimpse, stay tuned for more to explore  MilesAstray unfolds in retrospect. I was living these stories full time, now I'm making space to pen them down. Head over to the countries section for the latest places/stories and completed countries.

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a glimpse

presidential splendor

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Astana

residential simplicity

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Almaty

kitchen makeup

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Astana

glimpse: WOULD YOU RATHER | Would you rather be fed, safe and unfree or hungry, unprotected and free? Would you rather have someone take care of you or take care of yourself? Would you rather live in a shelter with hundreds of others or be alone? Would you rather stay stray or become domestic? Would you rather put up with a -30 °C Kazakh winter or be put down?

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

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Nur-Sultan (Astana) / The Surreal Deal
story lived, yet to be written
Almaty / Soviet Grid
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Nur-Sultan (Astana) / The Surreal Deal

arbitrary travel moments you never could have imagined

 

In a way, I’m sleeping the dreamy sleep of extraordinary travel routine. But every now and then, I wake to the almost absurd reality of a situation I never could have imagined and the vastly arbitrary nature of these instances bestows a surreal feel upon me.

Almaty / Soviet Grid

story lived

yet to be written

stay tuned

 

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related

photos | people

Story Time

we all have one

...it isn’t just a tale; it is the very world we live in, inside our head, and as much as we can let others in, they will always see it with a different set of eyes. see more

photos | urban

Office Prison Symmetry

behind bars: office or prison? 

Looking at it from the outside, I can’t help but seeing bars in the symmetry that comes with the sterile and institutional blueprint of office buildings around the world. see more

photos | landscapes

Asia

neon-rice & snowy white

In a realm so contrasting that it juxtaposes the world's highest peaks with some of its most paradisiacal beaches, there's naturally much to see: gargantuan caves, neon green rice paddies, bizarre monoliths, brackish lagoons, blue lava and a volcano inside a volcano to name but a few.   see more

photos | urban

Central & West Asia

pastel Soviet grids & age-old towns

functional Soviet blueprints with lavish sprinkles & old stone fusing with glassy towers  see more

 

 

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in Central & West Asia

Azerbaijan
complex cultural identity
Georgia
continental intersection
Kyrgyzstan
Central Asian crossroads
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Nepal

Himalayas / Hiking Alone, Astray & Everestless

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when inked in black & white

work on the ground & online

Spain

Barcelona / Revolution in the Air, But Where?