A cemetery amid mountains

A cemetery amid mountains

 

This scenery was photographed on April 22, 2015. It’s the old Russian cemetery above an industrial (in the past) town in the southwestern part of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. The town is called Kadamjay (Kadamzhay), also known as Pulgon, 30 kilometers south of an ancient Uzbek city called Fergana (Fargona).

Pulgon and its cemetery

Central Asian scorpion

My friend Roman Gilmanov is a great English-Russian translator and photographer. He photographed this nice scorpion on March 8, 2014, in a Central Asian mountainous settlement called Kadamzhay, which is situated in Batken region of the southern part of Kyrgyzstan.

Scorpion

An old married couple in Central Asia

The spouses had become street vendors long before they got pensioned off. They worked at Kadamzhay antimony plant till their old age and kept on trading on the street. Unlike many other former antimony plant workers they became rather rich thanks to private trade and even used to lend money to many other inhabitants of Kadamzhay settlement. My brother photographed them 3 years ago.

Old spouses

The spouses were our neighbors when we lived in Kadamzhay. The old man died last year and after his decease his wife moved to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyz Republic, and lives there with her daughter.