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Kyrgyzstan 2103

No Life Club Posts: 1,956 Marsh-wiggle
Kyrgyzstan
« on: August 21, 2008, 01:47:43 AM »
Now that I have a Photobucket account going, I figured I'd share a few of my favorite pics my wife & I took in Kyrgyzstan a couple years back. I'll post some more if there's any interest. :)

Here's the flag.


Which was on top of this mountain. This place is called Mount Solomon because Solomon supposedly slept in a cave here once. It's kinda interesting, though you can't tell from the pic, it just stick straight up in the middle of their second largest city, Osh. I took this pic from a downtown city street.


If you looked closely you could see the flag and a building on the top of the mountain. The building is a mosque...


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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 01:51:04 AM »
Here's on of a WWII memorial in their capital, Bishkek. It's supposed to symbolize a Yurt, their tradional tent/houses, and there's a woman inside waiting for her husband to come home, with a fire thats always burning. They lost a lot of men during WWII for the Soviet army.


On a lighter note, heres a pic of my host brother (at least a bit of him) burning a sparkler on New Years Eve. :)
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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 09:07:02 AM »
Keep the pictures coming please mate :)

It looks a beautiful part of the world :)

Why were you there again ???

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 10:52:02 AM »
I don't want to sound ignorant or insular, but....Kyrgystan is a real place?
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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 12:00:46 PM »
Great pics mate.  :)

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 04:10:40 PM »
I don't want to sound ignorant or insular, but....Kyrgystan is a real place?
Bloody aussiecentric Australians :D

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 04:28:27 PM »
How big is the flag in the first picture?  I'm trying to get a sense of scale for the mountain and mosque in the second pic.

- Terry

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 08:52:05 PM »
Why were you there again ???
My wife and I led a team of volunteers for ~6 months teaching English. I'll have you Brits know that your outdated textbooks are still running loose in the former USSR, and wreaking havoc on the poor students' grammar and vocab. >:( :D

I don't want to sound ignorant or insular, but....Kyrgystan is a real place?
Not sure if you're joking or not, as I didn't know much if anything about it before I was asked to go, but yeah, it's a real place. :) It's a country in Central Asia, and was part of the former USSR.

How big is the flag in the first picture?  I'm trying to get a sense of scale for the mountain and mosque in the second pic.
Well, I'm not quite sure, but here are some pics that might help a little. First is just a close up of the top of the mountain. You can just barely see people standing on a landing on the far right. It's a little decieving though, cause they're closer than the mosque and flag. You can also see a bit of the path leading up to it.


Here's a pic from that landing looking back. You can see a doorway in the Mosque and a bit of the flag to give some scale.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 08:58:00 PM by NeitherExtreme »
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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 08:56:51 PM »
A couple more from Mount Solomon...

Here's a pic of walking up the path towards the mosque. This follows along the side of the mountain, from left to right in the former pics.


Here's a "museum" cut into the side of the mountain. It was closed when we were there, so I'm not really sure what is in there, but the sign says "muzea", meaning museum, if you sound out the cyrillic lettering.


And here's a look "backwards" from walking up on that path.
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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 09:36:31 PM »
That's a beautiful monument!  It looks really cold in that last photo.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2008, 10:17:11 PM »
That's a beautiful monument!  It looks really cold in that last photo.
That's an understatement :D, it look's bloody freezing :o

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 02:13:54 AM »
This ought to warm you up... :D This was on the road from Jalalabad to Osh, where Mount Solomon is.


It was actually warm for this one... This was on the road from Jalalabad to Bishkek (the capital).



The craziest thing is that views like these are really very common over there once you get outside of the cities. Here's a sunrise just outside Jalalabad...
« Last Edit: August 22, 2008, 02:17:43 AM by NeitherExtreme »
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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008, 08:36:52 AM »
Lovely shot's mate, keep em coming :)

As for those English text book's. well at least you didn't have to learn from them in the first place ::)

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2008, 02:05:04 AM »
great pictures! thx for sharing bro :salute:

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2008, 02:12:10 AM »
Beautiful shots! Isn't that where Borat's from?  :D

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Re: Kyrgyzstan
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2008, 06:49:31 PM »
Here's a normal street in Jalalabad.


Here's a guy on a bicycle, though I supose you could figure that out yourself. :P My wife took this one...


Some men playing games. Notice all the different kinds of hats... Tall on in the middle is Kyrgyz, squarish one on the right is Uzbek, which is kinda blocking the Russian one. :P

 

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