From South to North, From the new official boulevard to the old North Bank Center, snapshots of the most impressive buildings I’ve seen. Others will come soon, as the city is still being erected…
At the end of the governmental avenue (see yesterday’s post), this concave ring called “Shabyt” shelters a Fine Arts University.
One the other side, the Independence Palace, including a ethnographic room and a model of how Astana should like like in 2030. But after my walk from the other side of the avenue, I was so exhausted that I couldn’t walk more !
No clue. Next to the Independence Palace.
Not far from the Presidential Palace : the National Auditorium, designed by the Italian Sutdio Nicoletti, inspired from flowers.
Next to it, the Nazarbayev Center. It was established by a Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2012 as a multifunctional research and educational public institution…
Habitation building on the river bank.
No clue. But still, gold and blue like the others…
The National Archives
Three buildings called “The Northern Lights” (Aurores Boreales). My guesthouse was on the 22sd floor of one of them.
On the right, the Emerad tower, looking loke an open book.
A sober but Creative habitation building.
A less sober habitation building… Gotham City ???
This UFO is called the Duman, an oceanorium.
Then you cross the river and reach the North Bank.
A park. With a view on flamme-like twin buildings. The President museum. Featuring : Presents to the President, meetings of the President with other Presidents of the World, Youth Clothes of the President, Phones of the President, Books of the President… What else ? Pictures of the President ! Amazing visit…
Many people are visiting Astana. Those three above are trying to find their way.
Grandmothers come here with their grandchildren. What a chock it must be after a life spent with nothing…
Many people take photographs around the Egg-like tower. Guess who I met there ? My alcoholic grown-up and his mother from the train !
Those two locals don’t seem to bother. They have a situation They need to debrief.