Originally Posted by kalifese
wow hard to believe people still live like they're in 1515 not 2015!! this photo is so beautiful!! makes me want to visit it!!
You know, this is one of my favourite pictures, but reality in fact is much more fascinating
Visit Khiva once, and you will understand it
In Khiva they preserved authentic buildings, unlike in Bukhara and Samarkand, where they killed the true spirit of those two ancient cities by unprofessional "renovation"
And yes, many people there, especially in my beloved Motherland Karakalpakstan, still live like they are in 1515
without proper sources of water, power, petrol etc.