Sunday, May 31, 2015

Registan Square, Uzbekistan

Registan Square was the public square in Samarkand, where royal proclamations were read aaaaaand a place for public executions (Wikipedia article here).

The Registan is enormous, stunning, and captivating. Jaime and I knew that we wanted to get to this sight, yet it was still quite incredible to walk up to from the side and have the mosques expose more and more into view.

Our first day was raining and cloudy. We went back to the Registan the next morning before departing the city and it was a beautiful blue-sky day!

Panoramic of the 3 madrasahs (Islamic schools):

Sher-Dor Madrasah

Tilya-Kori Madrasah

Looking at the front of Ulugh Beg Madrasah:

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