28 Jan The Tashkent Metro – 29 Surprising Underground Art Galleries
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Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan has more than 3.5 million inhabitants, making it the largest city in Central Asia. The city is also seen as the most cosmopolitan city in all of Central Asia. With extremely wide tree-lined avenues, countless fountains with many benches, parks and numerous modern restaurants, this surprisingly clean Tashkent is absolutely very different from the idea that you usually have of a Central Asian city. All photographs accompanying this article were taken using the Fujifilm X-T1 and the XF10-24mm f/4 lens. Tashkent is the modern capital of Uzbekistan, which unfortunately, unlike Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara, was unable – due to an earthquake – to preserve many ancient monuments. But on the other hand it has its own sights. One is the Tashkent Metro, the first underground transportation system in Central Asia. Tashkent metro stations are among the best-kept art secrets in the world. You will find a different artistic design and creative theme at almost every of the 29 stations. With a train ticket that costs 1400 Sum (about € 0.30) you can enjoy yourself for a day in the most beautiful art galleries you have ever seen. The oldest Metro in Central Asia is a […]
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