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Tashkent

Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It is an ancient city on the Great Silk Road from China to Europe. Little remains of the ancient city after the 1966 earthquake and earlier modernisation work following the 1917 revolution. Tashkent is a very Soviet city that has little remaining from its ancient Central Asian past.
At a couple of river crossings on the way to Tashkent, we spotted storks that built their nests on electric poles
At a couple of river crossings on the way to Tashkent, we spotted storks that built their nests on electric poles
An apartment complex of nests
An apartment complex of nests
Field workers taking their lunch break in the shade
Field workers taking their lunch break in the shade
The Monument to Courage in Tashkent
The Monument to Courage in Tashkent
Sculpture showing how the people came together to help rebuild Tashkent after the earthquake
Sculpture showing how the people came together to help rebuild Tashkent after the earthquake
Sorrowful Mother of the Eternal Flame
Sorrowful Mother of the Eternal Flame
Indendence Monument in Independence Square
Indendence Monument in Independence Square
The National Theater, right across the street from our hotel
The National Theater, right across the street from our hotel
The ballet, '1,001 Nights' was playing when we were there.  Orchestra seats were $5 :)
The ballet, '1,001 Nights' was playing when we were there. Orchestra seats were $5 :)
On the last day of the trip, the only rain we had for the whole trip
On the last day of the trip, the only rain we had for the whole trip
The Tashkent Metro System (courtesy of Nazim)
The Tashkent Metro System (courtesy of Nazim)