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The magnificent interior of the Tilla Kari Madrassah deserves more pictures, so here the three views. Above the golden mihrab (a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla; that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying). there is a wonderful dome. The interior of the mosque is spectacularly overlaid in gold leaf and is second only to Tamerlane’s mausoleum in appearance.

I hope that you will like it. For me, it is one of the most spectacular interiors I have ever seen. I like especially all these Arabic scripts. I wonder, who could read it. I recognize only "Allah"
on the golden plate.

And the puzzle. A landlocked country is a sovereign country entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. There are currently 50 such countries, including five partially recognized states. But Uzbekistan is surrounded by other landlocked countries, making a country doubly landlocked. There are only two such countries. Can you guess what is the other?

I was there during the day. This artificial light is there all the time.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11569 W: 123 N: 29422] (138704)
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