CENTRAL ASIA: Bakery in Yarkand

For centuries the name Yarkand conjured up images of the almost unspeakably exotic in the minds of travellers. Today the town which gives its name to the famous river is little more than a dusty halt on a busy Chinese highway. Step off the main street, however, and Uigur life carries on as it has since time immemorial.Nikon FM2, 24mm, Fuji Velvia
Bakery in Yarkand

For centuries the name Yarkand conjured up images of the almost unspeakably exotic in the minds of travellers. Today the town which gives its name to the famous river is little more than a dusty halt on a busy Chinese highway. Step off the main street, however, and Uigur life carries on as it has since time immemorial. 

Nikon FM2, 24mm, Fuji Velvia