Tile work, Gür-i Amir, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

First evening in Samarkand, when I was hours away from coming down with a case of Tamerlane’s Revenge, we walked around the corner from our hotel to the mausoleum of the great and powerful Amir Temür, the west’s Tamurlane. 

I won’t lie. As mausoleums go … it’s pretty awesome.

Photo by Christopher Rose.