D278. June 6. Astana, some other creative buildings…

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.25.40From 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…

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.24.48At the end of the governmental avenue (see yesterday’s post), this concave ring called “Shabyt” shelters a Fine Arts University.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.24.53One 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 !

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.24.40No clue. Next to the Independence Palace.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.21.21Not far from the Presidential Palace : the National Auditorium, designed by the Italian Sutdio Nicoletti, inspired from flowers.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.21.52Next 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…

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.21.59Habitation building on the river bank.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.22.37No clue. But still, gold and blue like the others…

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.23.54?

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.19.14The National Archives

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.18.59Three buildings called “The Northern Lights” (Aurores Boreales). My guesthouse was on the 22sd floor of one of them.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.18.48On the right, the Emerad tower, looking loke an open book.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.14.17A sober but Creative habitation building.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.14.01A less sober habitation building… Gotham City ???

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.14.40This UFO is called the Duman, an oceanorium.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.14.54Then you cross the river and reach the North Bank.

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.16.14 A park. With a view on flamme-like twin buildings.Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.16.22 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…

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.19.43Many people are visiting Astana. Those three above are trying to find their way.

 

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.28.21 Grandmothers come here with their grandchildren. What a chock it must be after a life spent with nothing…

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.20.08Many people take photographs around the Egg-like tower. Guess who I met there ? My alcoholic grown-up and his mother from the train !

Capture d’écran 2014-06-11 à 13.17.34Those two locals don’t seem to bother. They have a situation They need to debrief.

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