söndag 29 juni 2014
Bishkek's most central bazaar has a certain compulsive interest and is an important city landmark. For traditional Kyrgyz clothes, including white imitation-felt ak kalpak hats (80som) and colourful shepherds' chests find the stalls outside the south tip of the bazaar's Khial building.
måndag 23 juni 2014
torsdag 19 juni 2014
måndag 16 juni 2014
söndag 15 juni 2014
One of the most striking and easily recognisable, marble-faced, buildings in central Bishkek is the Philharmonia Concert Hall, (named after Toktogul Satylganova), at the junction of prospects Chui and Manas. This is, in fact, the third such home of the Philharmonic Society – which was established in 1936, based on the orchestra of the Kyrgyz State Theatre. The first home of the society was in the building now occupied by the Metro Pub, (on the corner of Prospect Chui and Turusbekova) and the second the Kyrgyz Promstroi Bank on the other side of Prospect Chui from the present building.
The present concert hall was built in 1980 and the Manas Sculptural Complex which stands in front of it, was erected in 1981. The complex comprises of a statue depicting the legendary Manas in a pose resembling St. George slaying the dragon. He is riding his horse, Akula, with a dragon, (or winged snake), entwined around them. The plinth on which he stands is flanked by statues of his wife, Kanykei, and his friend and advisor, Bakai, and busts of various famious Manaschi (Balykov, Dzapiev, Orozbakov, Karaliev) .
lördag 14 juni 2014
tisdag 10 juni 2014
måndag 9 juni 2014
Novi Sad är Serbiens näst största stad samt huvudstad i den autonoma provinsen Vojvodina i norra Serbien. Staden är ett industriellt och kulturellt centrum. Namnet betyder "ny plantering" på serbiska. Novi Sad inklusive ett antal olika bosättningar bombades av NATO med bland annat bombkapslar under kriget i Kosovo 1999. Alla tre broarna förstördes, och staden blev utan kommunikationer, vatten och elektricitet. Dessutom bombarderades stadens oljeraffinaderi, vilket orsakat stora miljöproblem.
söndag 8 juni 2014
The Armed Forces of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, originally formed from former Soviet forces of the Turkestan Military District stationed in the newly independent state, includes the Army, the Air Force, Air Defence Forces, the Northern and Southern Groups of Forces, Interior Troops, Agency of National Security and Border Troops.
Varje timme är det vaktavlösning på torget Ala-Too i centrala Bisjkek. Då kan du beskåda denna robotliknande marsch med anor från Sovjettiden. Watch the changing of the guards in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The most amazing part about this ceremony is that the steps do not differ at all from the changing of the guards in Moscow. This is part of the more innocuous legacy that the Soviets have left behind in the free Kyrgyzstan. It happens every hour from sunrise to sunset.