Juan Luis Morales

Our itinerary, which purposely overlapped with some of the routes taken by Marco Polo and Baron Von Richthofen, revealed many emblems that once seen could not be forgotten. The constant challenge was to capture the vast accumulation of information and the varied images encountered, in order to discern the recurring signs that help form a redundant memory on which the silk road’s temporal transcendence is based.

Teresa Ayuso

Atelier Morales

In the summer of 2018, Global Forum Resources sent photographers (AKA Atelier Morales) on a 13 000 km land voyage across China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

CHINA
From Shanghai to Fenhuang ----1 671 km
From Fenhuang to Xi'an ---- 2 997 km

Fenhuang              

Henshi                  

The Three Gorges   

Jingmen                

Xiangyang            

Wudangshan        

Manchuanguan     

Xi'an                   

From Xi'an to Jiuquan ---- 5 086 km
From Jiuquan to Khorgos ---- 7 669 km

Jiuquan

Jiayuguan                 

Yueva Spring Oasis    

Dunhang               

Hami                      

Gaochang               

Turfan              

Urumqi           

Jinghe                

Sayram 

Khorgos            

Kazakhstan
From Horgos to Tamozhnya ---- 9 604 km

Horgos          

Jarkent

Charyn Canyon

Kolsai 

Assy

Dachi 

Saty

Almaty

Tamgaly               

Akyrtas 

Taraz            

Otrar         

Turkestan           

Shymkent

Tamozhnya               

UZBEKISTAN
From Tachkent to Noukous ---- 12 221 km

Tachkent                   

Samarkand            

Nourata                

Kyzylkoum Desert 

Navoi  

Bukhara               

Khiva                    

Bustan   

Topraq Kala              

Noukous            

AZERBAIJAN
From Baku to Baku ---- 12 926 km

Baku

Gobustane   

Sahil

Bibiheybat

Yanar Dag

Atechgah

Shamakhi

Lahidj Namazgah

Ismaili 

Nohur Golu Lake   

Qabala     

Shaki    

Turyanchay 

Baku International Port

Baku                 

BELARUS, RUSSIA, GERMANY

Hamburg

Kaliningrad

Minsk