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POINT BLANK: THE LABI HOUZ

Bukhara (Uzbekistan / Central Asia), an oasis along the historic silk road.

The Labi Houz is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz, or pond, in the city of Bukhara. The ponds acted as the city’s principal source of water.

Nowadays it’s a wonderful place where people meet each other, strolling around, chatting with each other and having a cup of tea. A delightful place to chill.

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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.