Road to Mary: Entrance to first restaurant
Merv: Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar (1157)
Gonor Depe: Local archaeologist
Ashgabat: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.
Ashgabat: Apartments clad in white marble from Italy - 8 million dollars each.
Ashgabat: Ministry of Health
Ashgabat: Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque - interior
Ashgabat: marble cladding
Kunya-Urgench: The Site
Kunya-Urgench: Kutlug Timur minaret
Road to Mary: First restaurant - shades of things to come.
Gonor Depe: using our imagination
Ashgbat: All new houses must have green roof.
Ashgabat: Monument to first President - statute used to rotate to face the sun
Ashgabat: Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque - Chinese group documenting their visit.
Ashgabat: Ministry of Weddings - AKA Palace of Happiness.
Kunya-Urgench: Turabek Hanum Mausoleum
Kunya-Urgench: Salt-laden fields
Road to Mary: Restaurant - surely joking?
Mary: Ubiquitous flag
Ashgabat: Market - All married women have same headdress style.
Ashgabat: Monument of Independence
Ashgabat: World's largest indoor Ferris wheel.
Ashgabat: Petrol Station
Ashgabat: Bus Shelter
Kunya-Urgench: Sultan Takesh Mausoleum
Road to Mary:
Merv: Great Kyz Qala (8c) - fortified manor house
Hotel Mary - foyer
Ashgabat: Market - married dummies
Ashgabat: Monument of Independence -as close as you can get with a camera.
Ashgabat: Ertoghul Ghazi - replica of Blue Mosque in Istanbul
Ashgabat: Yyltys Hotel
Kunya-Urgench: Sultan Takesh Mausoleum - dome
Merv: Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar
Road to Gonur Depe - two hours from Mary
Ashgabat: Airport Terminal
Ashgabat: rare sighting of pedestrians
Ashgabat: Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque
Ashgabat: University Students
Ashgabat: Apartments (marble)