Starting around 200 BC, a network of trade routs was created linking China, India, other parts of Asia, Afro Asia and Europe. Its name comes from the German (Seidenstrasse), the silk road saw the trade of silk, tea, spices, glassware, jewelry, gold, silver, perfumes, textiles, precious stones as well as the dreaded bubonic plague.
It felt very moving to drive along a part of this historic road, and to stand and imagine the thousand upon thousands of travelers who spent hundreds of days and nights in their adventures on that very same ground. Our planet’s history is so rich with tales of what has been, and the stories are there to be discovered, marveled at and pondered at. It is after all our story and its events the stepping stones that led us to where we all stand today.
9 replies on “Day 23~ June 23rd~ Xinjiang”
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and slaves too in one form or another MImo.. what an evocative photo and story..
We are on the road leading to Omar Kayyam’s Niashapur – – – and his “Rubiayat.”
What a contrast! The “silk” road against a “stark” landscape!
Nice photo. 🙂
Stunning image, Mimo. You really captured a sense of history well.
A really lovely picture Mimo. 🙂
Encore une très belle photo!
Mimo, congratulations! Impressive picture and your words too! I wish you all the best! 🙂