Sign in the Jewish quarter for travellers` lodgings
We saw a book for sale: “Bukhara; a Museum in the Open” — an appropriate title. But as the (reluctant) photographer, I always show my best (prettiest?) pictures, so you tend see the monuments, not the slums. Margo always berates me to “take it as it is”. So here are a few less-than-beautiful shots to give you a broader insight into the city.
Hole in wall below sign to talk to lodgings proprietor
Typical dwelling wall construction of timber and brick. This is well suited to this earthquake zone. When completed the wall is often covered with plaster of mud or soft cement.
Typical lane with nicely finished houses
Typical doorway entrance to a nicer dwelling
House in poor repair