Welcome back from your adventure. I spent a couple of hours yesterday following all your links, interesting stuff. The pictures from the "horse game" are amazing and I read the google translation of your commentary, nice, I wish I read german. I also liked the pictures from the cattle drive. I am assuming this was to move the sheep from the summer to the winter pastures, yes? It is amazing how the internet makes it boundaries go away. I was aware of the "horse game" from movies but it was more visceral (emotionally intense) seeing it in your photographs. This looks like a game for young men, but they all looked "from the earth", rugged and weathered so who knows. I also find your pictures of the Georgian countryside peacefull to look at, especially from here in NYC, it is just another world.
Hallo George, thank you for your kind words. Do you have a blog ? Yes, cattle drive from the summer pastures in Tusheti to the winter pastures in Shiraki, a hilly halfdesert steppe near the Azerbaijanian Border called "Shiraki". The horsegame is really amazing. Only for that, the nice people and the great food I love Uzbekistan. There are dog fights and cock fights too. I hope I go back to UZ maybe this winter for a trip. The riders are also adult, strong guys, sometimes even not young anymore, I post another image. Yes they are from earth, but their horses are from heaven. The whole area Caucasus and Central Asia indeed has something deep peaceful, how did you see that ? Despite the violence, wich is there too. Maybe a violence out of love and passion. But New York... You are a happy person to live there, its the Apple.