More From Mongolia

Discussion in 'Locations' started by Tom Dunne, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Last from Mongolia, you'll be sick of the place by the time I'm finished; final lot


    Storm Approaching; young girl pulls the cap over the yurt

    and Granny comes out to help

    while Grandad poses

    kids come to say hello and offer sweets

    milking time with Nomadic family

    while Mum cooks dinner

    never leave home without your umbrella

    Baby in childs arms
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What a superb set Tom. Love the sleeping dog and sleeping motorcycle! And the sense of space really comes across.
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Tom, I love these. Please don't let them be the last. The girl atop the yurt does it for me. What a superb shot! And mum cooking dinner out in the open - brilliant. They're all good.
  4. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Really glad you're enjoying these lads. I'm very happy to put up more because I have nothing new to offer. These are definitely the last lot from Mongolia but as I'm into it now I will continue with more photographs from the TS train trip.
    Hope ye won't get fed up. The train left Beijing and after an overnight stop at a station to have the wheels changed on the train (different track guages in China and Mongolia we travelled overnight adjacant to the Gobi Desert and soon arrived in Ulan Bator.

    View from the train

    the train nearing Ulan Bator

    Us and one of the train Guards (there were many)

    The capital UB a bit of a kip really and does not hold good memories for us

    seed for the birds in the monastary in UB

    monk having a sly snooze
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I think it's the vast landscape that I love. And who could resist taking the shot of the train curving around? Not I.
  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    These images are stunning Tom! I could never get sick of photography this interesting and of such high quality.

    Why was UB not good?
  7. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rob.
  8. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Thank you Brian for such kind and supportive comment.
    UB is not a very nice capitol city. It probably does not feature too highly on the tourist brochures but apparantly that is now changing. Bad roads, broken footpaths and all very tacky.
    On our first visit down town there were two attempts made to remove Aisling's shoulder bag in the space of an hour. The same evening as we were just approaching where we were staying a young lad tried to remove my camera from my shoulder. Luckily, each time we succeeded in holding on tight and prevented the theft.
    There is a lot of poverty in UB with many homeless people living in the drains below manholes to keep warm and get the heat gain from the service pipes. Mongolia has great mineral wealth which I think is mined by China or Russian companies.
  9. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Fascinating Tom. I love your style of finding just the moment. The colors are so intense. Great job.
  10. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    So many thanks Glenn for your kind and supportive words.
  11. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I can only say that these could or rather should belong in National Geographic so plenty more people could see them. As an eloquent man I would have looked forward to the text too. Magnificent pictures Tom that you ought to be proud of.Wish you would not stop.
  12. Martin Pancisin

    Martin Pancisin Active Member

    Fantastic... :)
  13. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    A great set that give a real feel for the place. Very well done.

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