Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Neglected Mosque

This mosque didn’t have a discernable name. It is located on a fairly busy street corner, on the University grounds in Bukhara. Completely abandoned and run down. We couldn’t find a door into it, but we did find a small bricked-up stairwell. All four of us went “Indiana Jones” when no-one was looking, and we crawled up a narrow, circular staircase. We just sat around on the roof, looking at the city, wondering how old it was (and how safe). As far as we could tell, it wasn’t a “World Heritage Site” or something that was meant to be preserved. Just a 1000 year old (?) collection of bricks in the shape of a building. Not something you see everyday.

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