Photos Kazakhstan
Photos Kazakhstan

Almaty - Almaty express train

Having a drink in the restaurant car of the Almaty express train

Almaty - Hotel Saulet

We stayed at Hotel Saulet, a typical Soviet era middle class hotel

Almaty - Hotel Saulet

The rooms in Hotel Saulet had not yet been renovated during our visit in 2009

Almaty - Hotel Kazakhstan

Hotel Kazakhstan was constructed in 1970 and can be considered an icon of Soviet Modernism

Almaty - Hotel Kazakhstan

The entrance of Hotel Kazakhstan with al the familiar elements of Soviet a1970s architecture

Almaty - House of political education

The house of political education was constructed at the end of the 1970s and looks like a bunker

Almaty - House of political education

Section of the of the House political education that now has been turned into a business center

Almaty - Palace of the republic

The Almaty Soviet Palace of the republic, now an empty building

Almaty - Palace of the republic

The interior of the former House of Soviets in Almaty, constructed with familiar Soviet clique building materials

Almaty - Pioneers palace

The Schoolchildren’s Palace was build in 1970 with the purpose of housing all sorts of youth activity

Almaty - Pioneers palace

The interior of the former pioneers palace that was beautifully decorated in Soviet 1970s style

Almaty - Arasan baths

The Arasan baths were build from 1959 to 1986 on orders of Dinmukhamed Kunayev, a friend of Brezhnev

Almaty - Arasan baths

Exterior of the Arasan baths, a complex that mixes Soviet and Oriental architecture styles

Almaty - Arman cinema

Soviet decorations on the outer wall of the Arman Cinema building

Almaty - Cage Floe

The disc shaped Cafe Floe was a very posh and stylish cafe during the Soviet times

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