Interior detail, Shah-i-Zinda complex, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The extensive and distinctive architecture of ancient buildings in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, defy characterization in a single picture or group of photographs.  It is an experience rather than any single sight.  My collection of images, accumulated in a single day, supply only glimpses of what can be found.  This detail is from the Shah-i-Zinda complex of mausoleums and expresses a sense of the painstakingly-detailed tile work, color and design of the place.  The labyrinth of mausoleums overwhelms, mutes and diminishes the tourist crowds.  This handheld shot uses a Photoshop filter to evoke the feel of this setting.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:48:18