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08-SEP-2018 Tim Betts

Gate, Gur-e-Amir, Samarkand

From Astana, Tim went on to Uzbekistan and took a train to Samarkand on Saturday.

This is Gur-e-Amir, the mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Timur (also known as Tamerlane), which also hosts the tombs of his sons, grandsons and teacher. Construction of the earliest part of the complex started at the end of the 14th century and of the mausoleum itself in 1403.

Last glance at Kazakhstan, posted earlier:

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Ton T.23-Sep-2018 17:44
Very impressive Helen! V
exzim19-Sep-2018 22:00
Gorgeous place, well worth seeing.
victorswan14-Sep-2018 18:27
Very impressive this gate to the mausoleum it must have been a powerful empire to see all those beautiful buildings, and fantastically photographed by Tim Bravo BV
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal13-Sep-2018 06:04
Fantastic clear shot with perfect symmetry, great work Tim. V
exzim12-Sep-2018 18:16
An absolutely beautiful place ana a great shot Voted
Pierre10-Sep-2018 11:48
Une très belle présentation de ce mausolée sous ce beau ciel bleu! V
Julie Oldfield10-Sep-2018 00:18
Excellent. V
Suzanne Lanthier09-Sep-2018 17:20
Technically up to par. I like !
Liz Bickel09-Sep-2018 04:52
Exotic and fascinating. Tim does have a real eye for photography.
Nick Paoni09-Sep-2018 03:23
My favorite part of the structure is the tile work.
globalgadabout09-Sep-2018 02:10
an intriguing place,,..,admire Tim's careful composition..
Hank Vander Velde09-Sep-2018 01:23
A well captured and nicely composed photo.
Gill Kopy09-Sep-2018 01:10
Such a beautiful mausoleum - super shot Tim V
carol j. phipps09-Sep-2018 01:00
Beautiful old architecture. V
bill friedlander09-Sep-2018 00:03
Nicely lined up for a view through both arches. The arch decorations are wonderful. V
Jim Coffman09-Sep-2018 00:02
This is very beautiful!!
LynnH08-Sep-2018 23:36
Love the tiles and carvings. Very nice sharp shot too. V
larose forest photos08-Sep-2018 23:16
Very imposing and very pretty gate.. and shot. Samarkand is a place of legend and history. What a treat to go there. V
Jola Dziubinska08-Sep-2018 23:09
Great old architecture. V.