Bukhara and Samarkand, a photo journal.

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Miles of trucks waiting to cross the border into Turkmenistan.

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The Ark in Bukhara.

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So many colors.

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Mosque in Bukhara.

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I loved the shopping bag stalls.

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The young girls always had a bow in their hair.

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The ruined walls of Bukhara.

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Peacocks and stalls at the Emir’s Summer Palace.

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Emir’s Receiving Room.

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One thousand year old Mulberry tree with magic powers.

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Touching the tree to make a wish.

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A view of the Chor-Bakr Necropolis.IMG_1719

Another view of the Necropolis.

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A sandstorm, or Devil Wind, blew in from the desert as I left Bukhara.

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The Registan, Samarkand.

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Sometimes the light was right.

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The Mausoleum of Bibi Khanym, Tamarlane’s favorite wife.

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So colorful.

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A Soviet bus stop. Shame they are disappearing.

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A market high in the Pamir Mountains.

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I really like markets.

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Registan at night.

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Quite spectacular.

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Trying for the arty photo…

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Not too much left of the city walls of Samarkand.

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The sextant of Ulugh Beg, Tamerlane’s grandson who was an early astronomer.

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The grave of the arm of St Daniel. So big so no one could find it!

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A shop in the bazaar at Urgut.

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Lastly, this lady gave me permission to take her photo.

 

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7 responses to “Bukhara and Samarkand, a photo journal.

  1. Brilliant photos as usual. I almost feel like I’m travelling the world with you..

    • Thanks Alison. Interesting you should say that as you are one of only a handful of people I’ve met up with around the world twice or more, and the only one in Northern Sulawesi! Here’s to the next time!

  2. Stunning photos. Safe travels.

  3. A fantastic group of photos – they are all incredibly illustrative, but I do have a few favourites – the Ark, the mosque in ‘the right light’, the Devil Wind shot with the a right out of a 50s futuristic cartoon! The young girl with the bow and the lady in the very last picture – magical. I totally agree with Alison, thank you for sharing your experiences!

  4. What a wonderful tour! Thanks for sharing your artsy, colorful, dramatic photos! The light is right alright …

  5. Taking the idea of photo journal well
    A photo tells a 1000 words

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