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Pilgrims at the Mosque of Yusuf Hamadani, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan
In Turkmenistan ladies use their annual leave to go on pilgrimages to holy sites to pray for fertility. They are often joined by their mothers who pray for family health. Here’s some I met in Ancient Merv.
Whilst on my travels through Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan, I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of the Islamic art & architecture. Whilst the tile work and art on walls, doorways & minarets was quite exquisite, it was the colourful intricate interior ceiling designs of mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, khans & palaces that really took […]
I am just back from a two week trip in Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan visiting the ancient Silk Road sights. Sometimes the most memorable sights are the unexpected ones……