Thursday, May 28, 2009

Some Glimpses of Bukhara

The ancient city of Bukhara is in Uzbekistan's top three sites for history inspired tourist invasions (along with Samarkand and Khiva). Its popularity with European tour groups seems to have warped the locals to the point where a two-tiered payment system, with different prices for guests and locals, has reached an incredibly advanced state.

An outside view of one of the old markets, before the afternoon heat came on.

Spectacular fascades (this one of a medressa) become routine sitings in Bukhara.

Restoration efforts continue.

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