Monday, 11th september 2008
Timetable for the trip to Astana:
Almaty 19:21 - Astana 08:00
The futuristic Talgo-train to Astana
Our compartment inside
Viewfrom the train to the mountains
Video during the trip:
Having a beer in the dining car
Like starship Enterprise...
Tuesday, 12th september 2008
Many new buliding - ministry of finance on the right
Astana may be called the "Dubai of the step"...
Bayterek-tower (designed by the British archtitect Norman Foster) in the new governmental district. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayterek
View from the Bayterek-tower
In the evening Tobias and I met Mikhail Utkin, a Kazakh railway-photographer livining in Astana.
Agaian the Talgo train.
Sunset on the rails.
Railway station Astana by night