Mongolia

Mongolia Monday- Placeholder Pic of Chinggis Khan

Travel home from my trip back east got, shall we say, interesting. Suffice to say that the good news is that I got home. The bad news was that it was at 2:30 in the morning. So I slept in a little.

I did get in some studio time since I have to have five small works for the Godwit Days waterfowl festival this weekend. I’ll pick up the “Six Things” series next week, but, in the meantime, here’s an image of the Chinggis Khan statue that is in the front of the Parliament Building in Ulaanbaatar. As you can see, it’s quite large.

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  1. GReat shot. I spent 6 months in UB and got up at all hours to try to get this shot with natural light illuminating it. I decided that it would have to have been December for the sun to be low enough to get under the canopy and hit Chinggis. However, one early Sunday morning, on sun patrol, I had a great chat with a slightly drunk young man who told me he loved Chinggis sitting there but he continued to be furious that the statue was fabricated IN CHINA!

    I finally figured out how to use the exposure stuff on my Canon Power Shot and got a decent photo. Also have one with a group of school kids and teacher doing ring-around-the rosy in front of the statue.

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  2. Wow! The actor in the movie Mongol who played Chinggis Khan looks like the statue!

    We can consider this place a bonus to your “6 Things” series.

    It was fun following your adventures while at the conference/workshop/meeting. I look forward to the next time I can “talk art shop” with other artists. Right now, we “art creation,” which helps, too.

    Smiles,
    Angeline-Marie

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  3. Which is amusing, since the actor who played Chinggis is Japanese :-).

    It seems that having a wedding photo taken in front of the statue has become very popular.

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