I live one block up from one of the main east-west avenues through town. This street is called Abai after the famous late nineteenth century Kazakh poet and philosopher (same guy the opera house is named after). At the end of Abai (up the hill from Panfilov Park and the green market) you can find this statue of the revered folk hero. The statues here are all impressive. This one is rather huge. What you cant see is a seven foot construction fence below the bottom of the picture. I rather like that Abai looks down the street named after him.