Photographer's Note

Char Minar is one of the prettiest buildings in Bukhara (one of my favourite cities in the world). Although it looks like a mosque, it is in fact just a gatehouse for a medressa (Islamic school) that no longer exists. Now it functions as a shop. I find the combination of turquoise domes and sandy coloured bricks to be particularly appealing. It's diminuative proportions compared with some of the other huge buildings around the city make this structure seem "cute".

The pool in the foreground is one of many around the city that used to be used for washing and drinking. They were drained many years ago because the stagnant water spread disease.

The woman to the right of the frame is herding turkeys.

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Additional Photos by Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1235 W: 75 N: 1804] (9393)
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