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Old Posted Mar 1, 2008, 7:42 PM
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TASHKENT Capital of Uzbekistan

I've found this photographer, Christopher Herwig, on Flickr who takes amazing photos of interesting places - and writes great captions to the photos. Too good not to post at SSP!

Wikipedia:
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Tashkent (Uzbek: Toshkent, Тошкент, Russian: Ташкент) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. The officially registered population of the city in 2006 was 2.1 million. According to unofficial data, the population is more than 3 million.
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On April 26 1966, Tashkent was destroyed by a huge earthquake (7.5 on the Richter scale) and over 300,000 were left homeless. At the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Tashkent was the fourth largest city in the country and a center of learning in the science and engineering fields. Tashkent was a very Soviet city, with few reminders of its position on the Silk Road or its 2000+ years of history. At the moment, it is the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan, with large ethnic Russian minority. The city is noted for its tree lined streets, numerous fountains, and pleasant parks.

ARKIV 050315 - Most of the city was destroyed in an earthquake in 1966, and as a result much of the cities architecture dates back to the late 60's.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Apartment tower in the capital seen in a street puddle reflection.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful tile mosaics on the side of apartment blocks.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Mix of old traditional Uzbek architecture of the Kukeldash Medressa and a more modern looking hotel in the background.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Fancy decorated revolving bar and restaurant atop the cities TV tower.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Hotel Chorsu and a busy street near the main Chorsu bazaar.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Tashkents TV tower with a monument dedicated to "those who have fallen for freedom of their country" in the foreground.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - View from atop the cities TV tower.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Soviet architecture in the Capital.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful tile mosaics on the side of apartment blocks.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Hotel Chorsu and Kukeldash Medressa near the main Chorsu bazaar.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling clothing at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Independence square
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling clothing at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - View from atop the cities TV tower.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Man pushing scrap wood along the highway with apartment blocks in the background.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful dome filled with food sellers at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Modern cafe dedicated solely to Britney Spears.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful wall mural in the nation's capital.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful dome filled with food sellers at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Colorful dome filled with food sellers at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Young boy at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling food at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Traffic in front of the Circus in Tashksent.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Street sweepers clear the snow infront of Independence Square where the largest Lenin statue in the USSR has been replaced with a brass globe with an oversized map of Uzbekistan on it.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling clothing at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Women selling food at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Women selling food at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD

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