A neatly plastered and painted wall in Karakul. The beams sticking out of the wall: a sure sign of a flat roof. They’re thin (wood is scarce!), but used vertically to maximize load-bearing capacity.
The sun striking from the side casts neat diagonal shadows of the beams on the wall.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
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