Tashkent to Urgench

28 September 2018.
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We flew from Tashkent to Urgench, a Soviet-era city near the ancient city of Khiva, our destination for the day.

So the first images are the outskirts of Tashkent, then we fly over desert, then we approach Urgench.

The river you see in some of the later images is the Amu Darya.  Urgench is built around the remains of a river, so that must be a previous course of the Amu Darya, and I presume that hundreds of years earlier, the Amu Darya flowed past Khiva.

The technical quality is not that good in many of these images so there’s not much fine detail to be seen.  The shutter speeds were OK so I suspect the problem was smeared windows.  Not much you can do about that as a passenger on a plane. (It may still be worthwhile clicking on some of the images for a larger size).

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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan

In the foreground is probably Adya Lake in Uzbekistan but it may be Shardara Reservoir in Kazakhstan.
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan

Smoke in the desert at top right?.
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan

It turns out to be from twin chimneys.  Probably a mining processing plant..
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .
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Aerial Photography, Desert, Landscape, Photography, Tashkent, Travel, Urgench, Uzbekistan .

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