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Kalon Mosque and Minaret

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Date: 14th August 2005, 10:27
Photographer: Andy
Location: Uzbekistan
Camera: Sony DSC T1
Bukara was an breath taking stop off for us. Uzbekistan's "holiest city" gave us our first glimps of pre Russian history in the area and an insight to the Silk Route.

Kalon Minaret (tower to the left), built in 1127, was spared the wrath of Chinngis Khaan and the Stalinist purges.

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