The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Tajikistan

Kazakhstan May 2016

Kashgar  
  Almaty-1   Almaty-2   Turkistan   Shymkent   Astana
Fields of Poppies, 7 miles W of Almaty, Kazakhstan May 2016
Fields of Poppies, 7 miles W of Almaty

Almaty-1

Monument of Independece (Golden Man column) in approaching thun, Almaty-1, Kazakhstan May 2016
Monument of Independece (Golden Man column) in approaching thunderstorm

Suburban Sculpture Park

Almaty Lenin, Almaty-1, Kazakhstan May 2016
Almaty Lenin
Almaty Lenin, Almaty-1, Kazakhstan May 2016
Almaty Lenin
Almaty Lenin, Almaty-1, Kazakhstan May 2016
Almaty Lenin
Kalinin statue, Almaty-1, Kazakhstan May 2016
Kalinin statue
Kalinin statue, Almaty-1, Kazakhstan May 2016
Kalinin statue

Almaty-2

After a trip into Tajikistan and along the Pamir Highway, I returned to the luxury of the Almaty Intercontinental!
Gift shop at the Almaty Intercontinental They must have known I, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Gift shop at the Almaty Intercontinental
They must have known I was coming.
Modernistic building, distant Tien Shan mountains, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Modernistic building, distant Tien Shan mountains
Around Monument of Independence (Golden Man column)., Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Around Monument of Independence (Golden Man column).
Memorial to the 1986 demonstrations., Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Memorial to the 1986 demonstrations.
Nazarbayev, of the golden hand., Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Nazarbayev, of the golden hand.

Panfilov park

Commemorating the Panfiolov Rifle Regiment who went to the defence of Moscow.
Zenkov Cathedral (1907), Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Zenkov Cathedral (1907)
Zenkov Cathedral, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Zenkov Cathedral
WWII Memorial.  Soldiers leaping out of a USSR map. The quote i, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
WWII Memorial. Soldiers leaping out of a USSR map.
The quote is a call to defend Moscow.
WWII Eternal Flame, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
WWII Eternal Flame
Red Cavalry 1917-1920 Monument, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Red Cavalry 1917-1920 Monument
1914-1945 Monument, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
1914-1945 Monument
Afghan War memorial, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Afghan War memorial

Central State Museum

Central State Museum: Entry hall, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Central State Museum: Entry hall
Reproduction of the 3rd c BC "Golden Man", Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Reproduction of the 3rd c BC "Golden Man"
7th c BC gold clothing ornaments, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
7th c BC gold clothing ornaments
Central State Museum Gravestone with a date in the "Calend, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Central State Museum
Gravestone with a date in the "Calendar of Khan Alexander"
Unusual Inscription, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Unusual Inscription
Obligatory Yurt, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Obligatory Yurt

Almaty to Shymkent

Poppies, 57 miles West of Almaty, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Poppies, 57 miles West of Almaty
59 miles North of Bishkek, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
59 miles North of Bishkek
60 miles North of Bishkek, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
60 miles North of Bishkek
Snack stop at Shu station, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Snack stop at Shu station
Mountains to the South, 113 miles West of Bishkek, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Mountains to the South, 113 miles West of Bishkek
48 miles East of Shymkent, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
48 miles East of Shymkent
42 miles East of Shymkent, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
42 miles East of Shymkent
Hurtling into the approaching night, Almaty-2, Kazakhstan May 2016
Hurtling into the approaching night

Turkistan

Mausoleum of Hodja Ahmed Yassau

Built on the command of Timur, in the 1390s.
The bird infested facade (one got me). The projecting beams are, Turkistan, Kazakhstan May 2016
The bird infested facade (one got me).
The projecting beams are unfinished original work
Interior.  The giant cauldron was commisioned by Timur., Turkistan, Kazakhstan May 2016
Interior. The giant cauldron was commisioned by Timur.

Elsewhere around Turkistan

Kiosk beside the Tomb, Turkistan, Kazakhstan May 2016
Kiosk beside the Tomb
The "Underground Mosque", Turkistan, Kazakhstan May 2016
The "Underground Mosque"
Turkistan Ethnographic Museum, Kazakhstan May 2016
Turkistan Ethnographic Museum
Turkistan Station, Kazakhstan May 2016
Turkistan Station

Shymkent

17 miles SE of Turkistan, Shymkent, Kazakhstan May 2016
17 miles SE of Turkistan
48 miles NW of Shymkent, Kazakhstan May 2016
48 miles NW of Shymkent
Shymkent Lenin, Kazakhstan May 2016
Shymkent Lenin
Shymkent Lenin, Kazakhstan May 2016
Shymkent Lenin
Shymkent Rixos Hotel An over-the-top 5 star luxury hotel, Kazakhstan May 2016
Shymkent Rixos Hotel
An over-the-top 5 star luxury hotel
Shymkent Rixos Hotel, Kazakhstan May 2016
Shymkent Rixos Hotel

Astana

Preparations for Expo 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Preparations for Expo 2017
View from the Marriott, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
View from the Marriott
View from the Marriott, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
View from the Marriott
The "Cigarette Lighter", Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
The "Cigarette Lighter"
Bayterek Tower, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Bayterek Tower
Bayterek Tower, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Bayterek Tower
President Nazarbayev's Handprint Atop the Bayterek Tower, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
President Nazarbayev's Handprint
Atop the Bayterek Tower
Atop the Bayterek Tower, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Atop the Bayterek Tower
View from the Bayterek Tower, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
View from the Bayterek Tower
Presidential Palace + Great Daleks, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Presidential Palace + Great Daleks
One of the Great Daleks, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
One of the Great Daleks
Presidential Palace, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Presidential Palace
Kazakhstan Central Concert hall, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Kazakhstan Central Concert hall
Astana Mosque, Kazakhstan May 2016
Astana Mosque

Khan Shatyr

Not in fact an alien uplink facility, but a mall and entertainment center.
Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Khan Shatyr
Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Khan Shatyr
Inside Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Inside Khan Shatyr
Inside Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Inside Khan Shatyr
Inside Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
Inside Khan Shatyr
A ride around the Monorail!, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
A ride around the Monorail!
A ride around the Monorail!, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
A ride around the Monorail!
A ride around the Monorail!, Astana, Kazakhstan May 2016
A ride around the Monorail!

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