Video: Winter futuristic photos of the capital of Kazakhstan, which are transferred to a fairy tale
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
The city of Nur-Sultan, formerly Astana, is the capital of Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world. Also, this city ranks second among the coldest capitals on our Earth. The futuristic architecture of this city is simply amazing! Talented Polish photographer and lover of atmospheric photography, Patrick Beganski, took a series of magnificent landscape pictures of Nur-Sultan. Photos immerse the viewer in the incredibly magical atmosphere of a winter fairy tale.
In winter, temperatures in Nur-Sultan regularly reach less than -35 degrees Celsius. Patryk Biegański likes to walk around the city at night with a camera at the ready.
At night, the streets of the city are deserted and this gives the images taken with a special romanticism.
Patrick's flight was delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions and he had another chance to admire the space, surreal landscapes of Nur-Sultan.
The temperature that night was about -20 degrees Celsius and the photographer's hands were freezing. But the beauty of the night city was mesmerizing and he could not stop!
Strange but insanely beautiful buildings, burning candles of skyscrapers, a stunning mosque and huge palaces covered with thick fog and frost made Patrick feel like in a fairy tale. Futuristic and sometimes apocalyptic.
Nur-Sultan is a very modern city. It became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1998.
The endless Kazakh steppes from time immemorial served as a place where different civilizations and cultures merged. The great historian Herodotus wrote about the route through the Great Steppe. Later it was called the Great Silk Road.
Trade caravans passed along this route. This greatly contributed to the development of not only trade and crafts, but also culture. Traditionally, the livestock and agricultural region just flourished with a lush economic bloom.
Five kilometers from the city of Nur-Sultan, archaeologists discovered the medieval settlement of Bozok. It can rightfully be considered the ancestor of the current capital of Kazakhstan.
It was a fairly large trading city with an age of about a thousand years.
In the thirties of the last century, in these steppes, on the site of the village of Akmola, the city of Akmolinsk arose. It was at that time a military and economic center.
Later, under Nikita Khrushchev, in the sixties, the city, in honor of the development of virgin lands, was renamed Tselinograd.
It returned its historical name only in 1992 of the 20th century. After the city acquired the status of the capital, it was renamed Astana.
The city received its current name on March 23, 2019 in honor of the first president of Kazakhstan - Nursultan Nazarbayev.
So this ancient city of skilled craftsmen, skilled traders and hardworking grain growers became the center of state and cultural life, and a symbol of everything new and progressive in the country.
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