On the road in Kyrgyzstan (part 1)

Kyrgyzstan Landscapes BW 04One thing I promised myself with the blog’s revival is to share more as I’m hoping readers will evolve a little with me as we expand beyond Shanghai and China on occasion.

As part of the China in Central Asia project that I have been involved with, I am still publishing on the topic as interest remains strong. Come July, I’ll be having an exhibit on Kyrgyzstan in Singapore, details which I will share soon.

Inspired by the simplicity of monochrome and missing the general wanderlust feel of driving for hours on end from north to south and back again, experiencing evergreens to snowy mountains in span of weeks, I present a short series of being on the road in Kyrgyzstan.

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5 Comments

  • Reply May 29, 2013

    Chris

    I like the graphical poetry of pics 3. Is that a close up of growing hairs on a freshly shaven sheep skin or a landscape with cows on a slope? Could be both

    • Reply May 31, 2013

      Sue Anne

      It’s called “Sheep on Slopes”. Not bad eh? One of my fav pics.

  • Reply May 29, 2013

    Chris

    Can you explain what is on pics 5?

    • Reply May 31, 2013

      Sue Anne

      Chris, they are cemeteries and they dot the sides of highways near villages. You can read more here. I’ll be honest, I love them and would have photographed more but there is always something inauspicious feeling photographing them despite their quiet dignity.

  • Reply May 31, 2013

    Chris

    Hi Sue Ann, thank you for the link to the fascinating paper and pics. The shots are a bit life-less though ;-). May be one day you’ll manage to fight off your fears and who knows what stunning but lively cemetary dead street photography shots you’ll bring us back. What I also finds fascinating for me westerner is that there does not seemes to be a defined space to place the tombs, like a fenced or walled cemetary. They seem to be free to build their tomb in the open. Like the tomb could decide to hit the road and move somewhere else. Maybe like the nomads their tenants once where?

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