Photo contest Ashkhabad between the past and future

Photo contest Ashkhabad  between the past and future

The city of love and hopes, eternally young and blossoming Ashkhabad marks its 140th anniversary of date of its official foundation.For many years in the capital of Turkmenistan its unique atmosphere has been generated.

And thanks to the remained rare photos, it is possible to get an idea of how it was remembered by our grandmothers and grandfathers, mums and fathers.

To learn how much well today’s youth knows the history of their native city and mark of its formation, ORIENT offers to take part in the photo contest “Ashkhabad between the past and future”.

By archival photos it is necessary for participants of the contest to define the place where those or other shots have been made.The task becomes complicated that it is necessary not only to guess the site and the street name, but to be photographed on the same place, having repeated the set angle of a picture and having reflected a new shape of the capital.

The right answers and photo cards should be sent to the e-mail address:

The results of the contest will be summed up at the end of current month. Winners and owners of memorable gifts will be those who will solve the proposed streets and avenues, having attached each answer with original photos.

New buildings on streets extend up, As if flying birds aspire in flight Ashkhabad citizen builder, live and be proud, That in such beauty both your work, and your sweat …

I live and I work under your roof, For the sake of your glory and happiness. Each drop of hot blood I am proud that your son Ashkhabad citizen.

I was on the Danube and Spree, I saw sunset in Warsaw But everywhere in a log hut and in trench It was you, my native Ashkhabad that I dreamt of.

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