Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pictures of Dushanbe

Hello! I've promised some pictures of our new country, and will continue to share them from time to time. I'll keep the descriptions brief, hopefully you will enjoy seeing what we see in our day to day lives.

Our home and courtyard. We have persimmon trees, cherry trees,
and grapevines growing here.

The wall surrounding our courtyard. Most homes are surrounded by walls...good for security, but difficult to meet neighbors who maybe enjoying the out of doors.

Some of our persimmons ripening. I have to google to see what to do with them. They ripen fully in the Fall months.

Not our grapevines...our grapes were picked before we arrived. These are just hanging over the sidewalk right down the
street from us. Paul has made some grape juice from
the grapes from our local market.

One sidestreet not far from us. Apartments above storefronts, one displaying the Tajikistan flag. The sidewalks are wide, and
most streets are lined with mature trees.

The Dushanbe Opera and Ballet Theatre. We attended a performance featuring a trio of Russian Folk singers. 
 It was very enjoyable!

Outdoor fountains and restaurants across from Opera house.

The Opera House stage and curtain.

The gorgeous ceiling and chandelier in the Opera House.

Beautiful upper tier of seating at the Opera House.

Intricately carved gate at our neighbor's house.

Well, I'll close for now. I'll be back next time with pictures of the open market, shops, and people around town!

Hope you've enjoyed getting a peek at what we're experiencing! Thanks for stopping by!


JoAnn said...

HI Deb,

What gorgeous pictures! I'm happy to see that you have found so much beauty in such a poor country. I'd love to attend something in that opera house just to look at the architecture. Looking forward to the next batch of pictures. Love ya.

Magi said...

Deb, Since I will never travel overseas, how lovely to be able to see pictures like these! Thank you so much for posting them! They are absolutely breathtaking! God's Blessings to you and yours . . . Hugs, Magi Duncan

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

Thank you for sharing those photos! It is much greener than I had expected. I have to tell you the photos of the Opera House Ceiling and Chandelier, just seem like an influence for a beautiful card! The carved gate on the neighbor's gate,too! You could make some gorgeous cards using an element or two that remind you of those areas!

Look at all of those grapes! I know those aren't yours...but what a wonderful assortment of fruit the Lord has blessed you with, your adorable home! I love cherries! You have cherry trees! Wonderful! I love that it is pink...and the table and chairs outside! Your home looks so cozy and friendly, Deb!

I want to just remind you, my Friend to ask permission to take people's photos before you snag them. I don't mean to talk down...just different customs in different places. I just care about you, and don't want you to have a problem.

Thanks for sharing these photos! I am much more educated now! Thanks!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb -- these pictures are just wonderful -- thanks so much for sharing them -- anxious to see more!

Carla S. said...

Wonderful photos of your new home, Deb! Thanks for sharing them! I hope to see more!

Susan said...

Such lovely photos, thanks for sharing it has a been a while, since I've been here (I follow over 1,000 i randomly pick where I visit)
So may I ask why you are now living over seas? retirement or what. (I know more and more people are retiring over seas, as it is a much cheaper COL)
Best of luck in your new home, new neighborhood and new country!