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East meets West at Ekaterinburg

The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia

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This was a fun stop some 17 km west from Yekaterinburg where a simple Obelisk marks the "border" between Asia and Europe, East and West.

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I always wondered if my brother swung both ways - I guess this answer it...

Tradition has it that first time visitors to the site must indulge in a bottle of Champagne and, being traditionalists at heart, we partook of a drop of three of a Russian "pink champagne" provided by our tour guide - it was actually a lovely drop and went down well in the cold, misty, wet of the moment.

There is the inevitable tourist / gift shop - it has a chicken on it's roof to the left representing Europe,and a dragon to the right representing Asia. We understood the dragon reference, but a chicken for Europe?

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I think John was the only one who bought anything there but the bear items were cute symbology.

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Nearby there are hundreds of ribbons tied by newlyweds which is apparently supposed to bring them good luck.
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Our guide also proudly presented us with "official" recognition of our "act of bravery, crossed the boundary between two continents EUROPE and ASIA!"

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Posted by stevecrownz 23:40 Archived in Russia Tagged ekaterinburg east_meets_west Comments (0)

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