Wow, they really know how to put on a good show in Astana! The city was gleaming for its 10th anniversary. The city and national governments did a good job of showcasing the city.
Last Friday I drove around with some colleagues to see the sites. First off was a stage set up on Respublica Street. They were showcasing children singers, dancers, musicians.
The costumes were beautiful. The girl in the second photo is 8 years old and was an INCREDIBLE singer. I couldn’t believe that she was 8!!!
Each “state” in Kazakhstan built a fountain in Astana as a “gift” to the city for its birthday. Here are a few photos from the city…
By far, if I say so, the most beautiful fountain was created and built by the Karaganda region. Here are a few photos of the fountain in front of the circus building.
We visited a park where lots and lots of yurtas (Kazakh homes) were set up. We enjoyed the “village” of yurtas and even got up close with a brown eagle!!