The Specific Ocean

In Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, there is a particularly gaudy roundabout. On the island at the centre of this roundabout stands a giant globe. Students here could be forgiven for achieving results below the average on geography tests, as this globe, adorned with peace doves and sitting atop a pedestal reminiscent of a massive melted candle, takes a somewhat liberal approach to the labelling of several geographic entities.

Global misnomers in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan

In this artistic interpretation of the world, the Atlantic ocean has been relocated and Americans are no longer people; they are mere statistics brought together.

Well, I suppose the globe guy didn’t get it entirely wrong…