Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa by MY2200, via Flickr
Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Folk dancers in national costume perform during the festivities Photograph: Anvar Ilyasov/AP
ikat in Tashkent store.. Uzbekistan.
Kalta Minor Minaret - Khiva, Uzbekistan. Astrogeographical position: in the defensive water sign Scorpio the sign of towers together with the air sign Gemini for morphogentic field level 3. The green colour is a main indicator for Gemini and the massive form of the minaret for Scorpio.
dried fruit at Chorsu market, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photo: soyignatius, via Flickr