Tashkent: Soviet Hotel
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - stripping Mulbery bark
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - silk paper
Samarkand: Registan - joining a wedding photo shoot
Samarkand: Alfiya Gallery - fashion parade
Samarkand: Memorial Complex Shah-i-Zindeh
Bukhara: Poi Kalon Complex
Bukhara: Spice Market
Bukhara: Samanid Mausoleum (982 AD)
Bukhara: Djome Mosque - Ark (interior)
Nukus: Savitsky Museum - important collection of banned Russian avant-garde art.
Khiva: Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud - 7 yo boy birthday prayers
Tashkent: Soviet Aparment Building
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - Water powered hammer.
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - drivers waiting
Samarkand: Registan - snapshot
Samarkand: Memorial Complex Shah-i-Zindeh - mammas waiting
Bukhara: Poi Kalon Complex - iwan
Bukhara: Abdulaziz-Kkan Madrassah - courtyard
Bukhara: Samanid Mausoleum - interior
Bukhara: Kalyan Minaret from Ark walls
Savitsky Museum: Theatre Square - AA Morgunov 1931
Nukus: Soviet hot water system
Khiva: Juma Mosque
Tashkent: Meat Market
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - pulping the bark with water powered hammer.
Samarkand: Timur mausoleum
Samarkand: Registan Square
Bukhara: carpet workshop
Bukhara: Abdulaziz-Kkan Madrassah - unloved corner
Bukhara: Bolo Haus Mosque
Bukhara: Akbar's Merchant House (270 yo)
Savitsky Museum: Drink to the Dregs - VI Ufimtsev 1929
Khiva: Madrassah of Muhammad Rahim-khan (1876)
Tashkent: Rakhimov's Ceramic Studio
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - making the sheet from pulped bark
Samarkand: Timur mausoleum - muqarnas on the pishtaq.
Samarkand: Registan. A contast of styles - you can just make out a woman on left using a broom, whilst the man in centre uses a blower.
Samarkand: Market - grated carrot
Samarkand: Shirin Beka Oka Mausoleum - built by Timur for his sister in 1385
Bukhara: carpet workshop - double silk - taken 5 months so far.
Bukhara: Traditional Domed Bazaar
Bukhara: Ark (5th C)
Bukhara: Akbar's Merchant House - modeling by Vera
Savitsky Museum: Privileged to have former director Marinka Babanazorova conduct our visit.
Chimbay: Yurt makers
Khiva: Madrassah of Muhammad Rahim-khan (1876) - detail
Tashkent: Rakhimov's Ceramic Studio - they also pass on skills to primary age children. A sun lion.
Samarkand: Koni Gil Paper Mill - squeezing out the moisture.
Samarkand: Bibi Khanum Mosque
Bukhara: ensi turkoman
Bukhara: Bazaar - interior
Bukhara: Ark (interior)
Bukhara: Samanid Mausoleum - evening
Khiva: Konha Ark - Music room