Kyrgyzstan Gallery

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Bishkek
Bishkek

Drinks sellers compete on streeet corners

Bishkek
Bishkek

Moved from its prime location, the last large-scale Lenin statue in Central Asia

Bishkek
Bishkek

The militia taking a break in Panfilov Park

Bishkek Independence Day
Bishkek Independence Day

Dancers in traditional costumes circle an inflatable yurt

Bishkek Independence Day
Bishkek Independence Day

A local celebrity sporing a kalpak being interviewed for TV as part of the Independence Day celebrations

Bishkek Independence Day
Bishkek Independence Day

Buzkashi riders in action

Lake Issyk-Kol
Lake Issyk-Kol

Clouds gather on the mountains beyond Cholpon Ata

Lake Issyk-Kol
Lake Issyk-Kol

Converted railway sleeper

Lake Issyk-Kol
Lake Issyk-Kol

Ride it, drink its' milk, eat it: the versatile Central Asian horse

Ak-Say Canyon
Ak-Say Canyon

Glacial rivulet

Ala-Tau Mountains
Ala-Tau Mountains

Sunset at the Ratsik Hut

Osh
Osh

Kalpak clad man inspects the size of Arbuz Melons at the Jaymu Bazaar

Osh
Osh

Solomon's Throne through a tangle of intermittent power lines

Sary Moghul
Sary Moghul

View from the CBT out towards Pik Lenin

Sary Moghul
Sary Moghul

Loading Njebre's Donkey

Kyzyl Art Pass
Kyzyl Art Pass

In the absolute middle of nowhere a lone boy circles on his outsized bicycle.

All images copyright Stephen M. Bland