Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan
       
     
Zenkov Cathedral
       
     
Ablai Khan
       
     
Autumn in Medeu
       
     
All You Need Is Love
       
     
Horse Meat for Sale
       
     
       
     
Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan
       
     
Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan

Had a couple of days in Almaty to see the sights and to visit a friend.

Zenkov Cathedral
       
     
Zenkov Cathedral

Less than 25% of Kazakhs practice Russian Orthodoxy. Also known as the Ascension Cathedral in Panfilov Park, Almaty, the building is the second tallest wooden building in the world.

Ablai Khan
       
     
Ablai Khan

A statue commemorating the great khan of Kazakhstan just outside Almaty II Railway Station.

Autumn in Medeu
       
     
Autumn in Medeu

The mountains surrounding Medeu, the world's highest skating rink at around 1,691 meters above sea level.

All You Need Is Love
       
     
All You Need Is Love

On Kok Tobe (Green Hill), you will find the only full monument of the Beatles. The bronze sculpture was done in bronze by Eduard Kazaryan and was inaugurated in 2007.

Horse Meat for Sale
       
     
Horse Meat for Sale

Found inside the Zelyony Bazaar. Horse meat is part of the Kazakh diet. Not really my taste, though and to be honest, I was shocked at first.

       
     
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

Around the City of Apples.