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3 photos today. Kok Gumbaz mosque in late November with a small autumn coloured tree in front. Completed in 1437 by Ulughbek in honour of his father Shah Rukh, who was Timur's son. The name of the mosque means Blue Dome. This is Timur(Tamerlane)'s home town. Realtively few people travel to Uzbekistan, even fewer go to Shakhrisabz (means Green town in Tajik language). It's not a spectacular place, but only 1.5 hour south of Samarkand, it is easy to visit. The WS photo 1 shows better the autumn colour in town, #2 shows this building from far and above, with Timur.

UPDATE January 2007: It seems I have places Shakhrisabz in the wrong province, I hope it's correct now.

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