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A friend of mine holds a workshop about photography in mongolia.
So, if you are just in Ulaanbaatar, visit him:
25. September 2010, Goethe-Institut, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolei
Die Leitung des Workshops erfolgt durch
Frank Standke aus Dresden und
R. Gotsbayar aus Ulaanbaatar.
this was my last picture of magic mongolia for the moment.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the series as I’ve enjoyed the visit of mongolia.
thank you for following my blog so far.
you can still buy my calendar from amazon.de:
stay tuned! tomorrow I will start a new gallery.
Lars F. Menzel
sunsets in mongolia are very impressive.
maybe the clear air is responsible for it or the wide panoramic view.
by all means you get very romantic vistas.
in the altai you have to keep the attention to the weather high.
in a few minutes it can changes completely.
this clouds are moving very fast.
So it was a good idea to look after a secure housing.
the khuvsgul lake is surrounded by grazing lands.
in the summer period they are filled with horses.
this is a typical weather situation on the foothill of the altai.
mongolian nomads use the rich meadowland covert by the foothill for their herds.
therefore you can see ger’s often in such areas.
grass-covered land used for grazing livestock
the area around this foothill of the altai is used as meadowland.
so you can see the characteristic housings of mongolian nomads, the ger’s.
a taxi-driver maintain his car in front of an upcomming thunderstorm.
you can charter such cars for long-distance travel around mongolia..
khuvsgul weather conditions in july are very frendly but unsettled.
horses have long been an essential part of mongols life.
the bond between people and horses goes back at least a thousand years.
most of them are living freely in herds on open land but are owned by nomadic people.
only to milk they have to come “home”.
at this passage near the khuvsgul lake a herd of horses crosses a small river.
there are drinking fountains spreaded over the whole country,
which are generally build in the time of mongolian people’s republic.
nomads stay near such fountains to get water for the herd.
also at the smallest villages, you can find this satellite dishes.
sometimes they are bigger than the houses of the occupants.
in solitary regions, where no electricity is available, you can found also small wind generators.
this is a typical small-town mongolia supermarket, that features many of the supplies for the country’s home.
supplies comes usually from all over the world, amongst others from united states, germany, russia and china.
bayanzag also known as flaming cliffs is a region of the gobi desert, where important fossils have been found.
it is famous for the first discovery of dinosaur eggs.
if the sun is fading, the rock gives off a glowing orange colour.
an ovoo is a shamanistic power place and is often found at the top of mountains or in high places, throughout Mongolia.
ovoos are usually a simple pile of stones or made from wood bearing a few blue silk scarves..
when travelling, it is custom to stop and circle an ovoo three times in clockwise direction, in order to have a safer journey.
usually, rocks are picked up from the ground and added to the pile, but in this region you usually can’t find rocks.
khuvsgul is one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
there are lots of evergreen trees, trout filled streams, lofty mountain peaks,
dense pine forests and meadows carpered with flowers.
weather changes very fast around the lake.
only a couple of minutes passes between sunshine and thunderstorm.
nomadic people use yak carriages to carry the gers, when moving with their herd.
the khuvsgul lake is located in the northwest of mongolia near the border to russia.
it holds almost 70% of mongolia’s fresh water and belief me: this lake is very cold,
also in the summer. the lake is remarkable clean and has really blue water.
mongolia is situated in central asia and shares a border with russia as well as china.
the country has a very long and impressive history.
I have been there in the summer of 2007.
on this fantastic journey through inspiring landscapes I have met some truly hospitable people.
within the following days i will share some of my favorit impressions of the mongolia culture.
the calendar “Mongolei 2010″ by Lars F. Menzel is now available on amazon.de.
But regard, this calendar is huge.