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Ashgabat to Mary

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Not a good start to a long drive...was told I needed to drink vodka with my meals!
Not a good start to a long drive...was told I needed to drink vodka with my meals!
350 km from Ashgabat to Mary (pronounced Mar-ee)
350 km from Ashgabat to Mary (pronounced Mar-ee)
Ak Bugdaż (White Wheat) Museum, Anau
Ak Bugdaż (White Wheat) Museum, Anau
A dirt mound - ruins of an ancient structure along the Silk Road, Anau, Turkmenistan
A dirt mound - ruins of an ancient structure along the Silk Road, Anau, Turkmenistan
Memorial of Seyitjemaletdin, Anau
Memorial of Seyitjemaletdin, Anau
Seyitjemaleddin (Seyed Jemal-ad-din)
Seyitjemaleddin (Seyed Jemal-ad-din)
Modern structure at Seyitjemaleddin
Modern structure at Seyitjemaleddin
15th C. mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
15th C. mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
19th C. photograph of the mosque of Seyitjemaleddin before it was destroyed by earthquake
19th C. photograph of the mosque of Seyitjemaleddin before it was destroyed by earthquake
Ruins of the 15th C. Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Ruins of the 15th C. Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Local people construct these little brick piles for luck
Local people construct these little brick piles for luck
Severe earthquake damage from 1948
Severe earthquake damage from 1948
Remains of some of the tile work on the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Remains of some of the tile work on the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
The once-beautiful Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
The once-beautiful Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Ruins of the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Ruins of the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Ruins of the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Ruins of the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
The Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin was built on the ruins of the ancient Parthian fortress
The Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin was built on the ruins of the ancient Parthian fortress
Piles built from the bricks of the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Piles built from the bricks of the Mosque of Seyitjemaleddin
Mystic tradition of Turkmen pilgrims to the grave of Sheikh Seyitjemaleddin
Mystic tradition of Turkmen pilgrims to the grave of Sheikh Seyitjemaleddin
Piles of bricks around what are thought to be burial mounds
Piles of bricks around what are thought to be burial mounds
Signs of the ancients
Signs of the ancients
Entrance to the ancient cistern of the Parthian fortress of Anau
Entrance to the ancient cistern of the Parthian fortress of Anau
The surviving brick dome of the Parthian cistern, Anau
The surviving brick dome of the Parthian cistern, Anau
The desolate road between Ashgabat and Mary
The desolate road between Ashgabat and Mary
Heavy trucks have damaged the road surface leaving deep ruts
Heavy trucks have damaged the road surface leaving deep ruts
What was to be our second stop between Ashgabat and Mary, but I wasn't feeling well so we pressed on
What was to be our second stop between Ashgabat and Mary, but I wasn't feeling well so we pressed on
The ancient settlement of Abiverd between Ashgabat and Mary - another victim of the Mongol invasion
The ancient settlement of Abiverd between Ashgabat and Mary - another victim of the Mongol invasion
The arid plains between Ashgabat and Mary
The arid plains between Ashgabat and Mary
Wide Load - a convoy of trucks carrying massive pipes across Turkmenistan
Wide Load - a convoy of trucks carrying massive pipes across Turkmenistan
One of the many canals dug by the Soviets for irrigation, this one near Dushak
One of the many canals dug by the Soviets for irrigation, this one near Dushak
The highway between Dushak and Tejen, Turkmenistan
The highway between Dushak and Tejen, Turkmenistan
Flag of Turkmenistan along the highway
Flag of Turkmenistan along the highway
Turkmenistan Railways locomotive
Turkmenistan Railways locomotive
Roadside monument with armored vehicles outside Tejen, Turkmenistan
Roadside monument with armored vehicles outside Tejen, Turkmenistan
Tank on static display along the highway near city of Tejen
Tank on static display along the highway near city of Tejen
Welcome to Tejen, Turkmenistan
Welcome to Tejen, Turkmenistan
Mosaic wall at the entrance to Tejen, Turkmenistan
Mosaic wall at the entrance to Tejen, Turkmenistan
0.62 TMT = $0.22 per liter or $0.83 per gallon - payable if you've used your free monthly quota
0.62 TMT = $0.22 per liter or $0.83 per gallon - payable if you've used your free monthly quota
Mosque of Tejen
Mosque of Tejen
Cotton harvest season
Cotton harvest season
Small cable-stay bridge over a canal between Tejen and Mary
Small cable-stay bridge over a canal between Tejen and Mary
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