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Archive for May, 2019

POINT BLANK: MEDRESSA KUKALDOSH / TASHKENT

Tashkent / Uzbekistan / Central Asia

The Medressa Kukaldosh is one of the ancient architectural monuments in Tashkent. It was build in the period of 1551-1575 in a traditional oriental style.

From the earliest times the medressa (school for religion and science) was a centre of knowledge. Because of heavy earthquakes the building had to be restored several times.

The medressa was converted into a caravanserai in the 18th century, then it served as a fortress. In the 20th century it was a museum, first of atheism, and later of folk music. In the 1990s, the building was made a madrasah again. And finally in May 2019 Markus get the chance to visit this place.


POINT BLANK: ORPHANAGE / MOLOKOVO

Molokovo Orphanage, 350 km north of Moscow deep in the hinterland.

The cooperation with this orphanage started in 2014. What to say…  …it’s just about sharing, reaching hands, joy and love.

 

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”

Mother Teresa

 

Thanks to the helping hands of my friends of the JOHN SHOW and Aleksandra Nurmetova from TUZ Theatre.

Special thanks to Michail Anatoljevitsh and all the other good hearts of the Molokovo Orphanage. YOU all are the real heroes !!!

 


POINT BLANK: TAY NGUYEN HIGHLANDS

Tây Nguyên Highlands / Vietnam

Tây Nguyên is a plateau bordering the lower part of  and northeastern Cambodia. Kon Tum Province shares a border with both Laos and Cambodia but Gia Lai Province and Đắk Lắk Province only share borders with Cambodia. Lâm Đồng Province is landlocked, and thus has no international border.

The native inhabitants of the Central Highlands are the Degar (Montagnard) peoples. Ethnic Vietnamese (Kinh) people arrived in the area during their “march to the south” (Nam tiến). The Vietnamese now outnumber the indigenous Degars after state sponsored settlement directed by both the government of the Republic of Vietnam and the current Communist government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Montagnards have fought against and resisted all Vietnamese settlers, from the anti-Communist South Vietnamese government, the Viet Cong, to the Communist government of unified Vietnam.

(source: wikipedia)

 

 


POINT BLANK: THE NEXT MORNING

model:  Svetlana Jelchaninova   (Спасибо Света, это было очень весело !!!)

Thank you, Sveta, for the fun telling this story together!