This is from the ancient city of Merv in Turkmenistan. There's so much history in this area, inhabited since Bactrian times and the site of one of the world's greatest massacres (Genghis Khan was a real dbag), and yet even after the fall of the Soviet Union and rise of the odd Turkmen dictator live still just sort of flows on around the ruins of Merv and the surrounding city of Mary. I like the shot because it feels so low-key to me, people just doing their normal thing on there way from place to place, yet the van and structures both evoke that sense of ruin and decay.