Monochromes from Samarkand (Part 2)

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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Here is a side mosque from the archway of the main Bibi Khanum Mosque.

Bibi Khanum Mosque, Samarkand

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The top of the dome of one of the minor mosques.

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On the left is Bibi Khanum Mosque and its pishtak; one of the side mosques is in the background.

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Side mosque.

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Ulugh Beg Pishtak, the entrance gate to Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand.

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Inside the Qazi Zadeh Rumi Mausoleum.

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The two domes of the Qazi Zadeh Rumi Mausoleum, this image and the next, viewed from the inside.

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In the avenue of the mausolea.

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Looking back at the twin domes of the Qazi Zadeh Rumi Mausoleum.

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Looking through a chortak, or a gateway on the avenue.

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Inside the Shadi Mulk Adi Mausoleum.

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Near the far end of the avenue.

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The pishtak of Alim Nasafi Mausoleum.

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Tuman Aka Mausoleum.

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The top of Gur Emir from a distance.

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Rukhabad Mausoleum.

Ak Saray, Samarkand.

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This and following images, Ak Saray Mausoleum…

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Young woman extracting strips of bark from branches of young mulberry trees to make paper.

Ulugh Beg and Afrasiab, Samarkand

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Water mill for paper making.

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Surviving part of Ulugh Beg’s astrolabe.

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Remains of Ulugh Beg’s astrolabe.

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Country farm and mosque.

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Gur Emir at night.

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This was the last post on the ancient and modern wonders of Uzbekistan.  There have been 31 posts with 850 images and 17,000 words.  I have updated the links to the posts in the trip itinerary so you can access them from there.

Next, Istanbul….

9 comments on “Monochromes from Samarkand (Part 2)

  1. leggypeggy says:

    I especially like the ceiling views of the Ak Saray Mausoleum. Uzbekistan remains one of my favourite destinations.

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  2. Anna says:

    Simply amazing photos. They look so good in monochrome. Sad that your Uzbek journey has ended but look forward to seeing Istanbul through your lens!

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  3. Brian Rope says:

    Excellent as always Murray.

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  4. Gorgeous monochrome compositions, love the rich shapes and religious patterns.

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