Museum of Applied Arts
After a short drive, we arrive at the Museum of applied arts in the Rakatboshi street. It is a beautiful old grand building with an inner courtyard. The impressive building belonged to the Russian diplomat Aleksandr Polovcev once.
Precious mosaics adorn at the outer walls here.
Inside, you can discover the entire range of Uzbek craftsmanship. Clothes, headgear, carpets, porcelain, paintings, decorative objects, metal cans and carving in the form of furniture and doors show skills that are hard to find in the USA or Europe.
The women wear the jewelry during their lifetime because they could be rejected at any time and then would have had no more time to take this along.
Of course, Tashkent also has some bazaars, of which the Chorsu Bazaar is the biggest. Its huge dome is already visible from afar.
Inside, you find mainly perishable meat and cheese products. Presumably, the hall is cooled by air conditioning.
Besides that, there is an open fruit and vegetable hall.
The dealers offer candy, eggs, jam, honey and household goods in further smaller halls.
Also, fresh bread may not be missing. Since the next day is a holiday, the bakers have their hands full with work.
The market is well-sorted, structured and clearly arranged.
On the way to the Uzbekistan hotel, our driver drives a lap around the Navoi Theater. It was built in 1942 – 1947. As of 1945 substantially Japanese prisoners of war were involved in forced labor. In 1966 it received the status of Bolshoi Theater.
The theater is named after Alisher Navoiy, an Uzbek poet, and politician who lived in the court of the Timurids in the 15th century. He is celebrated as the greatest Turk-language poet of all time and significantly influenced the Chagatai language, a Turkic language.
17th floor Bar in Uzbekistan hotel
On our arrival in the Uzbekistan hotel, a bridal pair just has a photo shooting which we follow briefly. We wish them all best in their future.
From the bar on the 17th floor, one has a lovely panorama view over Tashkent, which we enjoy extensively. We can see the famous equestrian statue of Timur very well.
Before we head to our hotel, we will visit the office of Registon Travel and meet Sirojiddin Hujamuratov and his boss Kadam Vaisov.
We are also happy to see Kadam, whom we met at the ITB in Berlin, again. Sirojiddin will accompany us through Uzbekistan for the next few days.
Please read also:
Pin it for later
Text, photos and video: Copyright © myVideoMedia
Dieser Beitrag in: Deutsch