I took these photos in central Ulaanbaatar in and around Sukhbaatar Square and the Parliament. Similar to most Mongolian landscapes, these photos show Soviet reminders, global capitalism, and class struggle. Or in other words, the unevenness of post-Soviet development.
The Parliament building was built within the last few years (not without controversy) to replace the old Socialist government building, which was black. In an earlier post there is a photo of me with the statue of Chinggis Khan surrounded by his successors. Also shown below are public art in front of the National Museum, new office towers, and a building shrouded in green netting located across the street from the Parliament building. The gutted building had something to do with duty/taxes and during last summer's riots, after all the alcohol was looted, the building was destroyed. It is now relatively unguarded and frequented by adventure-seeking teenagers.