I took these photos on my way home from work today. It's a bit hard to see, but there is a herder and a number of cattle hanging out by the river. The Selbe Gol (Selbe River) is about a 5 minute walk from my house. The photo was also taken about a 5 minute walk down river from the US Embassy.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Here are a few photos from Gandan Khiid, Mongolia's largest Buddhist Monastery. Unlike the Choijin Lama Khiid, Gandan is still an active monastery. In one of the smaller buildings we sat and listened to the lamas pray. The largest building that you see houses an incredibly large golden Buddha statue. I was told that inside the Buddha there is a ger (traditional tent house) and a sheep. Notice also that I'm not wearing a jacket in the photos! Spring has come. And so has the dust.