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City frozen in time.....


The old town of Khiva or Ichan Qala with its history dated back some hundred years B.C - is just like a city 'frozen in time' The sun-baked clay of its walls encircles a wealth of ancient buildings and well preserved & still intact till today. A historic resting point for caravans since biblical times – there are stories of visits by Shem, son of Noah, and by Mohammed. One legend tells how the latter gave the city its name, when he drank from the well here and exclaimed “khiva”, meaning sweet water.

Walking around here, feels like being in the middle of a fairy tale of 1001 nights – you almost expect the camel treks arriving, unloading their buckets and bales, and people dressed in richly decorated dresses walking by......

Khiva celebrated its 2500 years in 1997
Setting: 190mm, 1/125, F5.6, ISO Raw 200, 1350hrs

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Viewed: 1973
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