Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bishkek is Full of Stone Heads

The parks, street medians, and squares of Bishkek are remarkably full of statues and sculpture - most of which are inexplicable/esoteric for a foreign visitor.

One such stone head, mounted on a pedestal:

A second stone head:

Lenin himself!

A reclining stone dryad:

An ancient Turkic balbal, on the grounds of the State Historical Museum:

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