First Day Out In Dushanbe

May 28, 2013  •  2 Comments

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Yesterday was my first day out on my own with a camera in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan and my new part-time home in Central Asia. Tajikistan's bordered on the east by China, the north by Kyrgyzstan, the west by Uzbekistan (aka Ubekibekibekibekistanstan), and the south by Afghanistan. Right now it's in the 60s at night and the 70s during the day, and the landscape is green and lush, but I'm told it'll be over 100 and the hills will turn brown within a month or two. Folks are very friendly, and the city of half a million or so feels spacious and relaxed.

Just before flying over, I saw an exhibition of William Eggleston's photography from the 1970s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It made me want to play with color, and I kept that in mind while walking down Rudaki Avenue yesterday.

You can see more photos on the recent work page.


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Bob Cornell(non-registered)
I looked at Eggleston's pictures online, and I can see his influence in what you saw. Good stuff!
Frannie R(non-registered)
now I see where you are -- in the middle of nowhere!
thanks for posting photos -- looks like a very interesting place --
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