“ There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind ”.
The photographs presented here were taken in Uzbekistan ( Tashkent, Samarkand ) over the course of a couple of days in March 2023. Hotel Uzbekistan is located in the very center of the exclusive district of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. In Soviet times the hotel was a symbol of the unifying power of Communism. This building became a pretext for me to tell a short metaphorical story about the fact that there is no such force that would be able to defeat the human spirit. However, this story can be, which I consider an advantage, interpreted in several ways.