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

by Antonio Gil July. 07, 2017 1567 views
Photographer at work – taken by Teresa,

Photographer at work – taken by Teresa,

Statue detail

Statue detail

Main Square

Main Square

Monument in memory of those killed in the Aksy events of 2002 and the events of April 2010.

The monument represents an exposition of two stones: black and white. At the joint of the two stones people push away the black stone. The monument simbolizes the victory of good over evil, light over dark. On both sides of the white part of the monument are the two inscriptions outlined in gold in Kyrgyz language: "In the light memory of the deceased in 2002 in Aksy and in April 2010 for the freedom of the people", "For those who laid their heads down for the freedom of the people, who imortalized themselves with their feat dying for the country's future".

On 17 March, 2002 in the village of Bospiek Aksy district, police opened fire on demonstrators who demanded release of the deputy of Jogorku Kenesh, Azimbek Beknazarov, who spoke against certain decisions of then ruled President Askar Akayev. The clashes killed six residents of Aksy district, about 50 people were shot and wounded.

On 7 April 2010 the government was overthrown. On Ala-Too square, 86 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

Revolution in Kyrgyzstan April 8 2010

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Robert Taylor 2 years, 4 months ago

These photos are strong, they tell a story, really nicely done.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Robert Taylor 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Robert.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sabrina Melim 2 years, 4 months ago

Tens uma perspectiva fotográfica fantástica! Como semrpe excelente trabalho smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sabrina Melim 2 years, 4 months ago

Pronto, agora corei. smiley Muito obrigado Sabrina

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sabrina Melim Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Apenas a verdade! smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers 2 years, 4 months ago

Love number 5 mate. Such a great adventure you have enjoyed

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you Tim. A trip I will never forget

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels 2 years, 4 months ago

Lots of respect and perspective. Great photos

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks dear Amy

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Jill Bahm 2 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful images - and thank you for the background, too!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

#5 I love the simple but elegant nature of this shot #6 I love the perspective of this shot. Thank you for the history behind the statue .

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 4 months ago

My pleasure Russel. #5 is my favorite.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Aniket Pant 2 years, 4 months ago

Antonio - love the last one - lovely street level image.  Captures the mood exquisitely!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Aniket. Had to be quick due to traffic smiley

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful!!!!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 4 months ago

Grazie Gianni

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

#1is that you??? 
Wonderful perspectives! Love the angles! 
Glad to see that the "dark forces" are being rejected in the sculpture!

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

No, it's a friend of mine. Usually the white forces become dark over time.

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

Yes, unfortunately, as they say, "power corrupts & absolute power, corrupts, absolutely"......
I still believe good will prevail in the end.....

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

Ha...#1 is the truth!  I'm certain my neighbors think I'm crazy for all the weird things I do to get a picture :-)

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

That's the way of keeping our inner child curiosity alive. smiley

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

I am learning so much about a part of the world I knew nothing about!  Thank you!!

This quote of Mark Twain is so true - Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

You've said it all dear friend. So, so true.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jill Bahm Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful quote - thank you for sharing it!

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

My pleasure Jill

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Great angles of the monument....I like the man´s position on the first one...I hope no contracture!!!

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

No, he is still young, if it was me it could well be smiley

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

Very nice set, like #1 lets you see the working part of taking photos. Also good job on the text, very interesring. Always nice to see your work

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

Thank you so much Peter. My purpose is not only show pictures but also to tell a story.

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 4 months ago

Excellent edits - I thought you'd started sleeping rough in the firstzzzopen mouth

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

That's not me, it's a friend of mine smile Thanks Mx

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