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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Samarqand -- Tiles

In Samarqand, the blues and turquoises in the tiles are breath taking and the designs endlessly beautiful.  These artistic and architectural gems, in Samarqand and other cities we visited, seem concentrated in the 3-Ms:  mausoleums, mosques and madrasas.  Here are some samples just of tile work and the ravages of time and weather leading to plants growing on a dome.

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