Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Silk Road memories

At the hotel in Bukhara (Uzbekistan), there was a little art gallery.  This man - Vafo Barno Narziy - had done all sorts of paintings and portraits of the local area and people he'd met.  We saw this picture and immediately loved it.

Bukhara Painting

The boy negotiated a price with the man, then we had to figure it out how to get it a) safely through the rest of Uzbekistan and Russia, and b) home in one piece. We decided the best thing to do would be to have it unframed, and we'd get it framed again when we got home.

So that is what we did and that is what it looks like now.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Silk Road Memories

I don't know what made me think of it... but I found this photo in my archives and it still made me laugh.

Funny Sign

Posted on the entry gate to the Summer Palace in Beijing.