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Thursday, 11 November 2010

TsUM

is on the corner of Abylay Han and Zhibek Zholy streets and is the large central department store here in Almaty. Every  post-Soviet city has this store, it consists  of dozens of small shops all under one roof,on the ground floor you'll find more mobile phones for sale than you've ever seen in one place, and the top floor has the best range of kitsch souvenirs and gifts in the country - ornamental swords and horse whips, fur and felt hats, traditional jewellery and miniature yurts, camels and Golden Men.

Soooooooo this is where I went shopping today to get some more of my Christmas shopping sorted before heading home tomorrow!!
 There is no real town centre as such here in Almaty, the shops etc are spread all over so Zhibek Zholy......or the "walking street" as it is also known is as near as you get to a shopping street.
This was it taken in the rain a couple of weeks ago...........it was a nice day today but I didn't get around to taking more pics!!

OK, so there probably won't be anything on here for a few days as I head home and get settled back in, so will catch up after the weekend. TTFN!

9 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

How nice to go Christmas shopping somewhere a little different, and I like the sound of some of the shops. Have a safe trip Sue, see you when you get back. Tracy xx

Artyjen said...

Safe journey...loved the steampunk tags :)
xoxo Sioux

*** Suzi B *** said...

have a safe journey home... might see you at the Cubby hole?

Wendy said...

safe journey both of you, chat with you next week...........x

Lori Saul said...

Love your steampunk stamps and angel entry. Hope your journeying is safe and full of fun!

Effie said...

love the steampunk tags...hope your journey was OK..

olive said...

Be interesting to see what prezzies you bought..... have a safe journey home. Ciao xxx

Cheryl said...

Hi hun great phots,hope you have a wonderful trip just wanted to say bless you for the comment you left on the oh alice blog that was so kind of you hugs cheryl xx

artbeneaththecottonwoods said...

discovered you thru Nigel's Flights of Fancy blog...marvelous work here! love your style!