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Our world is a magical place filled with beauty. Following the Great Silk Road, photographer Alex Pflaum ended up in Bulunkul, the coldest town of Central Asia and one of the most remote places in the world. He had a Leica Sofort camera with him and used it in two best possible ways: to tell the story of this wonderful place and its villagers, but also to break the language barrier with them.

Bulunkul is located deep in the high Pamirs, just 16 kilometers from the M41 road. It’s a small piece of land, having only 45 homes and 306 people living in them. There’s a large lake of the same name, and people use it to fish and swim during very short summer months.

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Asia Tajikistan Bulunkul