still working on my photos from this summer…a herculean task! Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan about 15 years ago, and has been built up with gorgeous new buildings, all unique but unified in their style. It takes 3 flights to get there, but if you can ever visit, it is absolutely worth it – and the food is amazing.
Presidential Palace….MUCH larger than the White House in person
The Central Concert Hall
View of Bayterek, a monument representing an egg of a mythical bird in a nest.
View of downtown from the platform inside Bayterek
And a square full of beautifully painted horse statues.