"When a Sart wants amusement he turns his steps instinctively to the bazaar
when he wants news of what is going on in the world he is off to the bazaar
and when in fact there is no urgent reason why he should be there
you will find him in the bazaar"
-Annette M. B. Meakin, In Russian Turkestan: A Garden of Asia and Its People, 1903
watermelon hanging in yerevan shuka, summer 2016