University of Rochester's Nigel Maister recently traveled to Asia, seeking adventure and exotic sights. He had plenty of both, and files this photo report with Design2Share. This entry covers some highlights in Russia and Turkmenistan.
1 - Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation: Gingerbread house windows.
2 - Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation: This city, on the shores of Lake Baikal, is known for its highly decorated houses.
3 - Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation: One of the city's famous gingerbread homes.
4 - Long Live the Movement - Barnaul, Siberia, Russian Federation: Mosaic on the side of the Intelligence service’s building.
5 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: Bride and groom.
6 - Turkmen yurt in the Karakorum desert, Turkmenistan.
7 - Konye-Urgench, Turkmenistan: Glazed ceramic tile.
8 - Konye-Urgench, Turkmenistan: Dome of mosque or mausoleum in the Turabeg Khanym complex.
9 - Konye-Urgench, Turkmenistan: Mosque or mausoleum in the Turabeg Khanym complex.
10 - Merv, Turkmenistan: The citadel of Sultan Kala in the ancient city of Merv.