Lucky me! I arrived in Kazarman (Central Kyrgyzstan) the day they had a big celebration. Horses play an important role in Kyrgyz culture, as do horse games. And on that day, they weren't many foreigners walking around with a camera. In fact, I believe I was the only one!
There's one thing about the mountains in Kyrgyzstan: the colours! Red, orange, black, green... Very colourful! This place on the picture if maybe one of my favourite jailoo* in Kyrgyzstan. A jailoo which location I don't reveal :-) (*jailoo: the Summer mountain pastures in kyrgyz language)
Looking at the picture, you could quite easily picture yourself having traveled back in time into soviet area. But it's not the case! You are here in modern Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgzystan. But the uniforms and walking styles definitely echoes back in those times when Kyrgyzstan was part of a the Soviet Union. Any doubts? Visit the very interesting museum in the background (when the remodeling will be finished, and when they'll finish inquiring out who stole public money during the remodelling)