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... artillery fire during the last stand of the Khan in the walls of his central fortress. The Ark is home to some bizarre and not very good museums - from the windows of which you can see the desolation that the artillery barrages caused and which has never been restored. The nearby city walls, which are now crumbling next to the main modern market, are also testament to this last stand.
The Zindon is similar in style to the Ark, with thick bulbous walls ...
... citizens can end up in queues at the pump that have been known to last for days.
Early afternoon we stopped at a roadside cafe for tea, bread and winter melon. It was really nice and relaxing to sit outside on a supa in such good weather. Vacation life is great sometimes.
After that, it was a few more hours of driving on the bumpy old road, and we arrived in Bukhara just after five in the afternoon.
... the grandeur of the Emirate. The harem was a separate 2 story building with a pool behind it and the Emir had a minaret and elevated sunroom/ prayer room where he could look down upon the pool. Legend has it that from that balcony he might toss an apple to the ladies in the pool and who ever caught it was favored. The pool however is too deep for wading and the ladies did not swim but the legend persists. There are also gardens an there was ...
... to ride rather than walk up to the Ark, on arrival; came bearing no gifts for the egocentric ruler; and the introductory letter he carried was not from Queen Victoria, an equal sovereign in Emir Nasrullah's eyes, but merely from the governor-general of India. They really underestimated the Emir... Stoddart was immediately imprisoned and spent a lot of the next 3 years at the bottom of the 'bug pit, which needs ...
... little conversation - like Lilly who I met carrying loads of bread which, she explained, he was taking to the mosque (as a charitable gift I thought) and would spend the afternoon painting (she paints using coffee rather than paint or ink)
So - enough words. Time to upload some photos.
The last photo shows a suffi 'fool' on a donkey holding a coin between finger and thumb. (There were once dervishes here). The statue ...
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