Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Miscellaneous Imagery

April 13, 2008

What do you do in Bishkek when the power goes out?
Take cool candle photos, of course!
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The official map of Bishkek only labels two religious facilities: the Orthodox Cathedral that I photographed last week, and an Islamic Mosque. (Of course there are more than two, but as I gather it, these are the main ones.) Yesterday I decided to check out the mosque. I was hoping for something equal in splendor to the Orthodox Cathedral, but I was rather disappointed: all concrete and tin. I only took one photo, and it wasn't even all that great. I felt rather conspicuous, and wanted to hurry things up so I wouldn't seem offensive.

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Meanwhile, I found this ironic. The sign reads:
For the dumping of trash there is a fine of 1000 soms.

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Likewise. Sigh.

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Last night we went to Zeppelin, one of the few rock clubs in Bishkek.
Cadillac, the band whose members we know, was one of three groups who played.

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Young B and I, drinking beer, before they ran out of beer-on-tap.

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K and A

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A mixes it up with some Russian hotties

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K, A, and our band member friends

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