This lady's colourful outfit is the official uniform of Samarkand street sweepers.
The steps and gate to Shah-i-Zinda are yet another example of modern (even though seemingly old-style) additions to that historic city.
Just a couple of hundred meters from the Upper Square of Olomouc is the Lower Square, Dolní náměstí. It has its own plague column, built at the same time as the Holy Trinity column. This is a so called Marian column, dedicated to the Virgin Mary (who is placed on the top).
I read somewhere that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed in a house in this square on a visit to Olomouc, but I don't know if it was any of the houses seen here.
These little carts are still popular in Uzbekistan. The blue object that looks like a board advertising something is in fact a cardboard box with gas cylinders these guys must have purchased in the bazaar.