Leaky Pipe Oasis

This one I had to run to the internet cafe and upload... This is a sight from the Karakum Desert on the highway from Turkmenbashi to Ashgabat.


There was a camel crossing sign on the road, and behold there actually are camels just wandering around, crossing the road.


Everytime there was a leak in the massive water pipe, the animals, camels mostly, would gather and drink. (Humans would also come for baths.)


These ones have only one hump. Much more to come, so stay tuned.


credit for photo goes to Tristan!

  • kvitlauk 6y

    Excellent shot!

    We're in Bukhara now, but rumors say you've already left this city for Samarkand. Maybe we'll see you in Tashkent, we'll be there from Sunday, trying to get some more -stan visas.

  • Peretz Partensky 5y

    We saw this sign near by, but didn't get a photo:


    Tristan reasoned there'll be more down the road,
    but we saw no other signs, while we did see more camels.
  • mkpix.net 4y

    good for the expo
  • iamthepattern 4y

    +1 for adding this to the show

    think you should definitely use this one. tell's it's own story.
  • sassquasha 4y

    ... so three camels walk into an oasis... you know this one?
  • Anton Novoselov 1y

    Looks like they drink oil
  • Peretz Partensky 1y

    Anton Novoselov ineed, there is natural gas bubbling through the water so it tastes much like oil. btw, i'm also from yekaterinburg!
  • Anton Novoselov 1y

    Peretz Partensky do you speak Russian?
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