Day 23: Soviet Block Apartments

A home for every worker, or at least that was the promise of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev when in the late 1950s planners introduced the concrete panel apartment blocks which have themselves become a symbol of communism, and enjoy a certain cult following lovingly referred to as Khrushchevkas.  These three to five story mass produced apartment … Continue reading Day 23: Soviet Block Apartments

Day 76: Istiqlol Palace

Probably one of the finest examples of Soviet architecture in Tashkent, the impressive facade of the concert hall "Palace of Friendship of Peoples" dominates the large public square as you come up the stairs from the Bunyodkor metro station.  Both the metro station and the square were formerly of the same name as the palace, … Continue reading Day 76: Istiqlol Palace