Hi all, and welcome to another week. We’re starting with a visual post this week, looking at the highly photogenic city if Khiva in Uzbekistan. I stayed for only two nights, and was surprised by the number of tourists there at that time of year. It’s an old city in surprisingly good condition, due in part to things being in use continuously over the centuries I guess and no doubt the government has more recently chipped in to making the place look almost pristine in spots.
There’s a large city wall which you can walk part the way around, a few mosques including the very different and beautiful Juma Mosque with its wooden interior and glass ceiling in the centre which lets in the light in a simply beautiful way, and of course there are a number of minarets around the town too which Khiva is famous for. And I was lucky enough to visit a shrine/mausoleum whilst two weddings were being photographed. So it was a special, if short stay in Khiva.
Thanks for stopping by today – and May the Journey Never End!