Postcard from Uzbekistan.

I cannot, writing straight away, give you an idea of this marvel. If I were to thread the words, mosaics, pediments, spandrels, bas-reliefs, niches, enamels, corbels, all on a string in a sentence, the picture would still be incomplete. It is strokes of the brush that are wanted, not strokes of the pen. Imagination remains abashed at the remains of the most splendid architecture left to us by Asiatic genius.
Jules Verne


This quote is what I wrote on a postcard from a land where handshakes are firm, roads lead to unexpected finds and people seem to be just waiting to welcome you in. In the meantime, from the Shah-i-Zinda in Samarkand, this is all… for now.


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21 Responses to Postcard from Uzbekistan.

  1. equinoxio21 says:

    Samarcande? That is a magical name. I think Corto Maltese went there. Not sure. Allow me to check my bookshelves…
    Yep: “La maison dorée de Samarkand” (En Francese) per Hugo Pratt.
    Ciao, ciao

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  2. J.D. Riso says:

    Thanks for the dispatch from beyond. Looks/sounds like you’re having yet another one of your magnificent voyages. Good for you.


  3. Bama says:

    I’m actually thinking of going here this year. But we shall see. Looking forward to reading more of your stories from Uzbekistan!

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    • awtytravels says:

      In one word, Go! (Perhaps not with Uzbekistan Airways, got two of my shittiest flights ever with them, and I did some seriously crappy ones before…).


  4. Dave Ply says:

    Was Jules Verne in Uzbekistan, or is it just an apt quote? If that’s the warm-up for a new series, it should be a doozy.

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  5. I can’t wait for more!!

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  6. I’m planing a trip to Uzbekistan next year and next time someone asks me why I’m going I’m just going to direct them to this Jules Verne quote. Thanks for sharing it.

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