As I stepped over the snow melt and crossed Ala-Too Square this morning on my way to the university, I saw this fleet of about 15 ambulances parked in neat rows. A cluster of men gathered about; some polished the vehicles, and others chatted as more ambulances arrived.
“What is it?” I asked. One man told me they were new machines, and the drivers had gathered to have their photo taken. I thought I should take their photo as well. As evidenced here, the ambulance drivers were a formidable group who were clearly impervious to my charms.