Nan is the bread of Central Asia as well as India (and the Central Asians will tell you India got it from them), sold everywhere, especially in the bazaars. Jayma Bazaar in Osh is one of the biggest in the region, not surprising since Osh is the main city in the eastern Fergana valley, near the border with Uzbekistan, and people cross the border all the time to come here. So the nan piles up.
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yquem46 (38750) 2008-11-16 8:13
garlic nan ? Cheese Nan? plain Nan?
I know indian ones. Those are also quite appealing !
Keep on wandering Daniel
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-11-16 11:19
I want to taste it ! :)
That´s the sense here, to see other habits and to know about the countries we can hardly visit, thank you for that..
But also the girl is a natural beauty, maybe you took also a portrait with a bigger aperture ?
batalay (36994) 2008-11-16 11:31
Again a most appetizing image of the nan, I can virtually taste it, with the sesame. The young woman is unhappily devoid of any joy — normally generated by the attention of the photographer — but then, you have probably noticed that eye contact is frequently avoided in the streets of Eastern Europe. I like the critical expression of the squatting woman on the right. You have seen an area of the world that I would love to see. At least, through your photos can enjoy.
Warm regards, and enjoy Sunday.
gracious (20025) 2008-11-16 15:55
Thank you for sharing this wonderful image that we do not have the chance of seeing it only through your wonderful sharing! and now we what is a Nan looks like! looks yummy alright!
those women may be just curious from you taking photographs and having a expression especially on the right!
well done and take care!
feather (51130) 2008-11-17 6:03
You have amassed an interesting collection of daily life scenes from areas of the world less visited. Many people might have chosen a wider aperture to throw the bg out of focus, but for the purpose of learning it is interesting to see the surroundings.
Waylim (25368) 2008-11-18 15:17
this is an excellent daily life shot of a country many of us have never even have heard of. I know there are many ...Stan countries that I can't even keep track of. I like this one showing the street scene selling their popular bread. Here is looks like they do have more of them than in India. It's sure is hard to track who started it first. For me that is not important anymore but the fact that they share many thing in common should bring them together rather than trying to think they are better, or first in something. Unfortunately that's how people are so competative. Thanks so much for this and great quality image with good sharpness and good clarity. Thanks Dan and thanks to Fuvio for directing you to my post.
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-11-21 5:36
This is a great portrait in pure reportage style, I really like its natural appeal, excellent work Dan, all my compliments!!!
have a nice weekend,
chiaretta (2414) 2008-11-29 0:14
I like this portrait: so simply and well composed. Good the background, too: so lively!
dvlazar (6644) 2008-12-07 3:37
Nice portrait - I like the lady's dress and her wares for sale... expression is a bit undecided but everything is really good. It's hard to know what she is really thinking with that rather blank face. But hard to capture a moment like this, and youve done a good job.
- Copyright: Daniel Kohanski (Wandering_Dan) (3449)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Nikon D-80, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor, RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Five 'Stans 2008
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 6:33