KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 10 (BISHKEK – WANDERING AROUND THE CITY II)

by Antonio Gil June. 25, 2017 1009 views
Urban art - taken by Teresa

Urban art - taken by Teresa

Please do not lean over – taken by Teresa

Please do not lean over – taken by Teresa

There are panels such as this one spread around the city aiming to praise the heroes of this country

There are panels such as this one spread around the city aiming to praise the heroes of this country

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Big hat – taken by Teresa

Big hat – taken by Teresa

                                             ♫♫ Gerry Rafferty - City To City ♫♫

The City

a Poem by Constantine P. Cavafy

You said, "I will go to another land, I will go to another sea.

Another city will be found, a better one than this.

Every effort of mine is a condemnation of fate;

and my heart is -- like a corpse -- buried.

How long will my mind remain in this wasteland.

Wherever I turn my eyes, wherever I may look

I see black ruins of my life here,

where I spent so many years destroying and wasting."

You will find no new lands, you will find no other seas.

The city will follow you. You will roam the same

streets. And you will age in the same neighborhoods;

and you will grow gray in these same houses.

Always you will arrive in this city. Do not hope for any other --

There is no ship for you, there is no road.

As you have destroyed your life here

in this little corner, you have ruined it in the entire world.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

ALways a fascinating series, my friend! Nice work!

Sorry to be so slow in response. I've been super busy with showing visitors around for the last week or two. I'm way behind in my comments & responses........
Cheers!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

Your comments are great anytime. smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Your images are always noteworthy!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 2 years, 4 months ago

On voit bien l'héritage de l'URSS dans ce pays.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tomie Poodle 2 years, 4 months ago

In certain places, namely urban, it is really obvious. merci mon cher ami

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

Love the hat of importance! Mx

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

Exactly. It makes them bigger than they are

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Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Great work...My favourite is the adds ....Fantastic!!!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Much obliged dear friend, it's a pleasure.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jill Bahm 2 years, 4 months ago

Cool! I love the texture, light, and shadows of #4! And I also like the reflection of the people taking a photo in #3.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jill Bahm 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you dear Jill

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- Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Nice!  I like the busy-ness and the details of Picture #4.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much Kim

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

I love all the texture on #4.  Interesting set.  I rather like the reflection off the glass in #3 and the tape holding it all together smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

Just some details of what called my attention. Thanks dear friend

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Sometimes from wandering it becomes wondering when in a strange city. #4 is my fav. Good shots of the unusual

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

You are so right Peter. Thank you

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