Saturday, May 23, 2015

Scenes from Uzbekistan

I was surprised by Uzbekistan. Unfortunately I only had two days for the workshop, but if I had more time, I would have explored the historic Silk Road city Samarkand and ventured further around Tashkent, the largest city in Central Asia.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Statue of Amir Temur, Tashkent.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Amir Temur Museum.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Hotel Uzbekistan, Tashkent.
There was even a bit of street art in Tashkent - see the stencil below taken in front of our hotel. Either an unknown Uzbek woman, or perhaps a stencil of Roxana, the wife of Alexander the Great.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Stencil in Tashkent. 20 May 2015.

After the workshop, on Thursday afternoon our group had time to take the Metro to Chorsu Bazaar and the Khast Imam Mosque. I will have more photos of the Mosque in a following post. The Bazaar was less hectic in comparison to the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, but great for people watching.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent.
 
Photo by Patrick Jones. Vegetables, Fruits in Chorsu Bazaar.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Spice market in Chorsu Bazaar.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Ornate tiles in the Tashkent Metro.

2 comments:

  1. You always go to the most fascinating places, Patrick. Since I'm not a well-seasoned traveler, I so appreciate the photos you share here on your blog. The street art was interesting. I bet the aroma at the spice market was tantalizing!

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  2. The bazaar was a great experience. I found the sellers to be less pushy than those in other markets I have seen in the region. Sensory overload with spice smells.

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