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

by Antonio Gil July. 01, 2017 1804 views
Ala-Too square

Ala-Too square

Manas statue – taken by Teresa. A monument for the hero of the national epic Manas. Manas is meant to become a symbol that will unite the nation

Manas statue – taken by Teresa. A monument for the hero of the national epic Manas. Manas is meant to become a symbol that will unite the nation

Transition

Transition

Teresa in Main Square

Teresa in Main Square

Main Square

Main Square

♫♫ Манас эпос ♫♫

Excerpt from The Kyrgyz Epic Manas

In my last night's dream,

I settled down on the upper Ala-Too

And caught a young baarchin eagle.

When I took him hunting,

The sound of his flapping wings was heard,

Unable to withstand his wrath,

All the animals fell over in fright.

. . .

Reaching with my right hand,

I grasped the sun for myself.

Reaching with my left hand,

I caught the moon for myself.

My right hand held the sun,

My left hand held the moon,

I took the sun

And put it in place of the moon,

I took the moon

And put it in place of the sun.

Together with the sun and moon,

I flew high into the sky.

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 5 months ago

Tell Teresa - she's looking great!
Mxx

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 5 months ago

I'll surely tell her. Thank you Mx.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Aniket Pant 2 years, 5 months ago

Love no. 1. The clouds do it for me!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 2 years, 5 months ago

Much appreciated comment my friend

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 5 months ago

Interesting variety Antonio...love the b&w.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 5 months ago

Just some details of what I saw here. Thanks Stephanie

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers 2 years, 5 months ago

Love the black n white

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks mate

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful, fascinating variety and spot-on camera work by both of you!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you dear friend. More to come (it seems this trip lasted forever) smile

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for so meticulously documenting your adventure. I feel as if I've been right there with you.....minus the "hair raising" dangers of being at the mercy of your "drivers"....(((grin/gulp!)

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

You're too kind my friend. It's a pleasure to bring you with us in this unforgettable trip.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks!

:=D

Cheers!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
- Kim - 2 years, 5 months ago

Great series!  My favorite is Picture #1.  I love the details in the building.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you so much Kim. Pictures are not amazing but here I'm just trying to show what I've experienced.smiley

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

Good series again,#2 looks like An old postcard. Good edit

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

Much appreciated  comment Peter. Thank you

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 5 months ago

Fantsatic set ...Happy weekend

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 5 months ago

Same to you my friend. Enjoy

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
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