Monday, April 27, 2009

The City of Ulaangom

Ulaangom must be one of tne of the least photogenic cities in the world. To make matters worse, it could be dangerous to take pictures of locals without their permission. On the other hand, Ulaangom has some interesting train car diners.

This one is out of service.

Diners or cheap local restaurants like this one are known as 'guanz.'
An apartment block.
The grafitti here, whether intentional or not, is sheer genius. The Mongol hordes led by Chinggis Khaan were known in the west as the 'Tatars' or 'Tartars,' though the 'Tatars' were in fact a completely separate clan.


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Linda Crawford said...

Enjoying your blog and opportunity to see and hear about things most people would never have the chance to experience. Certainly no need for lawn mowers and tree pruners, much less bedding out plants! Do weeds even exist?