Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent was almost entirely rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1966. The following pages depict the city through the lens of a photographer.

I enjoyed my visit to Tashkent, the most modern city in Uzbekistan. Despite having wide roads, plenty of green space and planned residential areas, Tashkent has little to offer in terms of historic heritage. Nevertheless, I was satisfied with the visits to a number of monuments and museums on my itinerary.

Soviet architecture dominates the city. You are unlikely to come across Turkish-Islamic architecture due to the devastation caused by the great earthquake of 1966.

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