The first fountain we have seen in the park around the Amir Timur monument. There are a lot in the city. The water and the noise it makes brings a cool air around them, which is great in the hot summer day. Even now, on September, it was pleasant.
The Independence Monument, made of red granite, was constructed on 1992, one year later after Uzbekistan proclaimed its independence from the Soviet Union. On the pedestal, a column bears a bronze globe with the Uzbekistan map. A young mother with a little child on her lap represents the young independent country and its future.
In front of the near-by building of the Senate, a long, big, fountain is the playground of young people. There are many fountains in the Independence square/park.
To the eastern part of the park, the complex of WW2 is an interesting monument, partly with traditional elements. It consists of the sad mother’s monument, mourning his sons and an eternal flame. During the WW2, 400000 Uzbek soldiers lost their lives on the front. Their names appear on copper pages of books in an open gallery near-by. The complex is really impressive. It was constructed on 1999.
Not far from here, the Earthquake Memorial or the Monument of Courage reminds on the terrible earthquake on 26 April 1966. It has the magnitude of 9 on the Richter’s scale and produced damage on a surface bigger than 10 sq.km. Luckily there were few human victims, because almost all the buildings have been earthen ones, with no more than one level. A labradorite cube, split in two, indicates the day and the hour of the disaster. The monument itself shows a mother with a child whom she tries to protect with her raised hand. In front of them, the man protect them both with his body.
All these monuments are places were people come and put flowers and young couples take their wedding photos.
Plecand de la hotel spre Piata Independentei, prima fantana apare chiar in parcul din jurul monumentului lui Amir Timur.
Monumentul Independentei, 1992
in fata Senatului
zile calde de septembrie
Monumentul celui de-al doilea razboi mondial, 1999
Monumentul Curajului, 1976