Monochromes from Samarkand (Part 1)

3 to 5 October 2018, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Links go to colour posts (with more information and historical context). If an image does not have a link, the preceding one applies.

Click on any image to see it larger (if on a PC at least).

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Looking up at an archway in Gur Emir, Timur’s (Tamerlane’s) mausoleum.

(Next six images are in Gur Emir).

Gur Emir (Timur’s Mausoleum in Samarkand)

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Actually gold leaf inside the mausoleum.

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The main hall of the mausoleum.

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Wedding party in front of the Registan.

The Registan, Samarkand

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The Registan.

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The dome of the mosque that is incorporated into the Ulugh Beg Madrassah..

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One of the domes of the Shir Dor Madrassah.

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Ulugh Beg Madrassah is on the left, Tillya-Kari Madrassah on the right.

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Tillya-Kari Madrassah.

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Markets inside the courtyard of the Ulugh Beg Madrassah.

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Entrance steps of the Ulugh Beg Madrassah.

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Outside the mosque in the interior courtyard of the Ulugh Beg Madrassah

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Heading into the mosque.

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The interior of the mosque (and following images).

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Not sure whether this is inside the mosque or the madrassah.

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Ulugh Beg Madrassah.

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One of the domes of the Shir Dor Madrassah.

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Inside the Shir Dor Madrassah.

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The pishtak (or portal) (viewed from the side) of the Bibi Khanum Mosque.

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Detail of earthquake damage.

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Pishtak, minaret and wall.

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The dome of one of the side mosques, seen from its rear. .

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The top of one of the minarets.

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Looking up at the dome of the one of the minor mosques at the sides.

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The interior of the Bibi Khanum Mosque.

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2 comments on “Monochromes from Samarkand (Part 1)

  1. leggypeggy says:

    So many familiar views. I’m glad you remember to look up too.

    Liked by 1 person

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