Cotton pickers working in the fields, the photo was taken from the window of train from Samarkand to Bukhara.
Most of the mosques in Bukhara were closed during Russian rule. While some have reopened others, like this one, are just beautiful doors with nothing inside, you can see daylight under the door on the right hand side..
The Kalyan Mosque in Bukhara. It was just 200 metres from our hotel.
The Kalon Tower in Bukhara built in 1127 A.D. The name means "great" in Tajik. Genghis Khan is said to have been so impressed by the minaret that he ordered it spared though he destroyed the mosque that was next to it.
The entrance to the Kalon mosque in Bukhara.
Inside the Kalon mosque in Bukhara.
Intricate brickwork ceiling inside the Kalon mosque.
Arty attempt shot inside the Kalon mosque.
Inside the Kalon mosque looking out.
Martial arts class in the courtyard outside the madrassa.
Yes fashionistas, this is the latest craze in Uzbekistan, the double fox tail look.
Or you could go for a totally retro Red Army tank commander look.. The helmets came complete with a cord for plugging into your tank's communication system.
Yep, I'd be grumpy too if I ended up as a hat. All that's needed is a couple of red sequins for eyes and it would be perfect.
Its been a hard day. An elderly lady taking a break on the steps of the Kalon Mosque.
Acres of tea sets and bowls for sale on the footpath.
Setting up shop for the day by hanging a large carpet from the roof.
The Ismael Samani mausoleum.
Amazing handmade brickwork at the Ismael Samani mausoleum.
The interior of the dome at Ismael Samani mausoleum. Incredible.
Just a lucky shot. This shrine had particular meaning for a one of our group whose great grandfather converted to Islam here in the 1820s.
Looking across the pool at Bolo Hauz mosque. Its iwan (porch) is supported by 12 meter high wooden pillars some of which have developed quite a lean over the years.
The decorated top of one of the pillars at the Bolo Hauz mosque.
The pillars at Bolo Hauz.
Pillars and decorated ceiling at Bolo Hauz.
12 metre high pillars support the roof of the iwan at Bolo Hauz.
Inside the Bolo Hauz mosque
Taking tea outside the Bolo Hauz mosque.
Winding back alleys in Bukhara.