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Old Posted Mar 1, 2008, 7:42 PM
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TASHKENT Capital of Uzbekistan

I've found this photographer, Christopher Herwig, on Flickr who takes amazing photos of interesting places - and writes great captions to the photos. Too good not to post at SSP!

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Tashkent (Uzbek: Toshkent, Тошкент, Russian: Ташкент) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. The officially registered population of the city in 2006 was 2.1 million. According to unofficial data, the population is more than 3 million.
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On April 26 1966, Tashkent was destroyed by a huge earthquake (7.5 on the Richter scale) and over 300,000 were left homeless. At the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Tashkent was the fourth largest city in the country and a center of learning in the science and engineering fields. Tashkent was a very Soviet city, with few reminders of its position on the Silk Road or its 2000+ years of history. At the moment, it is the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan, with large ethnic Russian minority. The city is noted for its tree lined streets, numerous fountains, and pleasant parks.

ARKIV 050315 - Most of the city was destroyed in an earthquake in 1966, and as a result much of the cities architecture dates back to the late 60's.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Apartment tower in the capital seen in a street puddle reflection.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful tile mosaics on the side of apartment blocks.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Mix of old traditional Uzbek architecture of the Kukeldash Medressa and a more modern looking hotel in the background.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Fancy decorated revolving bar and restaurant atop the cities TV tower.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Hotel Chorsu and a busy street near the main Chorsu bazaar.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Tashkents TV tower with a monument dedicated to "those who have fallen for freedom of their country" in the foreground.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - View from atop the cities TV tower.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Soviet architecture in the Capital.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful tile mosaics on the side of apartment blocks.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Hotel Chorsu and Kukeldash Medressa near the main Chorsu bazaar.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling clothing at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Independence square
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling clothing at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - View from atop the cities TV tower.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Man pushing scrap wood along the highway with apartment blocks in the background.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful dome filled with food sellers at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Modern cafe dedicated solely to Britney Spears.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful wall mural in the nation's capital.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Colorful dome filled with food sellers at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Colorful dome filled with food sellers at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Young boy at the Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling food at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Traffic in front of the Circus in Tashksent.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
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ARKIV 050315 - Street sweepers clear the snow infront of Independence Square where the largest Lenin statue in the USSR has been replaced with a brass globe with an oversized map of Uzbekistan on it.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
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ARKIV 050315 - Women selling clothing at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Women selling food at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD


ARKIV 050315 - Women selling food at the market. Chorsu Bazaar in the old town of Taskent. The bazaar saw terrorist attacks against the heavy handed police in April of 2004.
Taskent, UZBEKISTAN
Foto: Christopher Herwig - Kod 9266
COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD

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Old Posted Mar 2, 2008, 6:22 PM
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Tashkent is just unbelievably fascinating. I will go there in the next 5 years, or Ill kick myself.

Thank you, olga and photographer.
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Interesting topic!
The mosaic patterns do look very nice and very original.
I am wondering is there a typical Uzbeki face cause I see two different kind of faces of people , a little Asian and kind of Iranian.
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And some people in the photo are obviously Russians. This is what Wikipedia says about the population of Uzbekistan:

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According to official sources, Uzbeks comprise a majority (80%) of the total population. Other ethnic groups include Russians 5.5%, Tajiks 5%, Kazakhs 3%, Karakalpaks 2.5%, and Tatars 1.5%
What I understand are Tajiks of Iranian origin and speak persian, while Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Tajiks are turkic ethnic groups. Some people in this thread have a slightly mongolic look I think.
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Tashkent Urban Photos

Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and of the Tashkent Province. The officially registered population of the city in 2008 was about 2.2 million. Unofficial sources estimate the actual population may be as much as 4.45 million. Tashkent - largest city of the Central Asia














Tashkent - financial center of Uzbekistan





International Business center



In the International business center located the main offices of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, Tashkent Plaza
Investment Bank NBU (One of the largest in Central Asia), Intercontinental Tashkent














Tennis courts Yunus-Abad (Main tennis courts of the region)





Tashkent Open -Sony Ericksson WTA TOUR

























High speed trains Afrosiyab (route Tashkent - Samarkand) The first high-speed railway in Central Asia
















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Tashkent Business District

Tashkent business district










Business district - a large number of office buildings for small, medium and large businesses

























In Business district located offices of foreign companies, local banks, oil and gas and telecommunications companies




Tashkent business district is located in the prestigious district of the capital at the metro station "Oybek". In the business district located world's leading companies as PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Deloitte, (Tashkent located BIG 4 Big Four auditors - PRICEWATERHOUSECCOPERS, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and the global auditor of the second level - Grant thornton international) Maxam, ZTE, Huawei, KDB and local banks.


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Tashkentland & Aquapark - Largest of the Central Asia region

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Winter in Tashkent



























All photos (group Modern Tashkent on flickr) : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Modern+Tashkent&f=hp

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Winter in Tashkent

















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Urban photos of Tashkent

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Retail. Luxury and multi-brand boutiques in Tashkent


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Night life of Tashkent







Dj David Guetta in CLUB 25






















Fashion Bar Tashkent (Brand of the Fashion TV)























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Stadium Bunyodkor - 27.07.2012

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Tashkent trams - Transport Infrastructure (Uzbekistan)

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Stadium "Bunyodkor" & Children-youth sports school

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