This is probably not a fair photographic comparison, but fact is the formerly biggest market of Dushanbe, Barakat Bazaar, is gone.

Massive construction has started on the grounds of former Barakat and its surroundings. According to the government, a “new trade center will be built” with the condition of “using construction materials of the (former) Barakat market building.” Let’s see, how that will go. So far, I could not spot anything resembling the former market.

Barakat market 2008

Where Barakat used to be on the right, 2014

Further to the left, even more construction is going on:

Construction on Somoni Ave

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