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Kyrgyzstan 2. Bishkek

We stayed at Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, for a short period of time as we accessed to Naryn. But I could take a short walk around the hotel to feel the atmosphere of the suburban area of the city.

The city was developed in Soviet era with clear urban planning, with wide streets and beautiful street side trees. It does not have much bold statement, but once we stepped away from the center of the city with beaurocratic buildings, there is a quiet town with small but nice houses.

I found an abandoned house, and I stopped walking for a while.

The Red Star is now lost its color paint. Soviet has left, and the residents might have left, too.
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The next house is also abandoned, but it seems there were people until recent.
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It feels nostalgic--it is a previlege of a light-minded traveler.
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Those bricks had to be stack up one by one. Such trace of hands will always remain afterwards.
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A past is revealed behind the plastered, covered wall.
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When people leave, what's left is an offhand object.
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It seems that someone is living here. A sense of humor is visible in that hand-made feeling.
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The notion of "nostalgy" is also derived from the crafty built of those houses. It is clearly different from what is "mass produced" today.
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Those small windows reveal the sensibility of the people here.
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It made me smile, somehow--I felt a sense of humor, and sensitivity at the same time.
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I found a beautiful house.
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In English word, "cozy" is used in case of "comfortable, relaxed, warm, kind, friendly, easy, at-home, etc." This word can be used when a house or a space is based on the lifestyle of the people who live in, and when a good relationship is built betweent the resident and the space. Is this word applicable for the today's Japanese architecture and houses,,,?
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A house is not a product, but a sinage to tell the lives of people, and a space to hold such lives within it.
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