Population: 32 Million
Language: Uzbek (official), Russian
Location: Central Asia, between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
Interesting Fact: When Europe was going through the Dark Ages, arguably the most powerful empire in the world was centered in Samarkand (present day Uzbekistan)
After a long gap in time, I bring you more photos of an Uzbek city that formerly was an important post on the Ancient Silk Road. Just like the previous ones, I still have never been there and these photos were not taken by my (therefore they’ll be of top quality). Anyway, after going through them, I’m starting to feel compelled to cough up the $160 necessary for me to get a tourist visa. Maybe you’ll feel the same. And if not, then please just enjoy the pictures.
And Finally, Our Photographer
Another awesome Uzbekistan photo album not taken by me. Once more, this is courtesy our photography contributor Daniel Gandini from his visit during the Spring of 2018. These were of ancient fortresses called Guldursun-Kala, Ayaz-Kala, Toprak-Kala, and Kizil-Kala. My guess is that the word ‘kala’ means fortress or something along those lines. They all look pretty awe inspiring and make me want to pay for the $160 visa and go there (why must money be so cruel and numerous). Anyway, I hope you enjoy.
Dear readers, I now give you the unprecedented sequel to Photos of Places I've never Been To! Just like the previous one, these are courtesy of Daniel Gandini from his trip through Uzbekistan. Here is the ancient Silk Road city of Khiva! Please enjoy!
City at Night
I'll start by saying that I have not yet been to this city or this country. However, our contributing photographer Daniel Gandini has. Therefore please enjoy these photos of the former capital of Timur's empire, Silk Road metropolis, and possibly once the most powerful city on Earth: Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Although I can't personally verify, the place looks amazing. Please enjoy.