Khiva: From Dusk ‘Til Dawn

Khiva, Uzbekistan, on Friday, October 24, 2014.

A bird flies amongst the minarets as dusk approaches in old Khiva.

 


Colors of an autumn #sunset behind the west wall of old Khiva.



Peekaboo: a tourist peers out to see sundown from a window of the Hotel Orient Star, refurbished from the19th-century Mohammed Amin Khan madrasah.



Some kids play in the former palace square where executions used to take place, near the illuminated Mohammed Rakhim Khan madrasah.



Some of the streets in old Khiva are dramatically lit in green at night.



The sun also rises over the walls of old Khiva.



The ancient walls of old Khiva cast shadows upon itself as the sun slowly inches up the horizon on a soon-to-be sunny day.

 


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This dispatch is one of over 70 travel dispatches from the trip grouped and titled, "The Global Trip: 'Stan By Me." It's an archived compilation of Instagram and Facebook posts which chronicled a trip through three countries in Central Asia: Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

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