Walking around Ulaanbaatar, the Mongol Capital city, I've found myself in the middle of this wedding. Bride and groom didn't want me to take them any pics, but I managed the same to catch their car. In the background you see Gandantegchinlen Khiid Monastery, commonly known as Gandan Monastery, a Tibetan-style monastery that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy." It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara. It came under state protection in 1994.
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kodiak11 (560) 2009-01-13 6:00
Love the car, Riccardo, and the perspective. Today must be "wedding day" as I posted a photo today of a wedding, also. Thanks for sharing a moment not to be missed
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-01-13 9:22
allora in Mongolia hanno le migliori macchine americane come a Cuba :)
Mi piace il contrasto con l´ architettura tradizionale di Mongolia.. stupendo.
Ciao complimenti, christian
baddori (20021) 2009-01-13 10:49
La foto e bella e la metto nei miei temi (Cars)
photoray (13182) 2009-01-14 8:22
Good composition with the central car, wedding people and the distant temple.
Ironically others still embrace Cadillac, while many Americans are learning to simplfy and buy more efficient autos.
foozi (7101) 2010-01-01 5:39
an excellent shot with superbs low pov. Very dramatic and great depiction of the wedding.
Beautiful and well documented.
i like the feature of the shrine at the back that gives a good symmetry to the car too.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-04 12:55
You last post attracted my attention to your Monglia trip, i find this image interesting for this is the latest place where I'd expect to find a Cadillac, too bad they replaced the even better Soviet Chaïkas... I see that even though they were not part of USSR they continue to use a car numbering scheme similar to the old soviet one that even Russia no longer uses, see example from the far west here: http://fr.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=5&p=624824
Nice well exposed image that tells about the world !
Have a nice day JY
- Copyright: Rikk Rikk (rikko77) (10861)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500
- Exposure: f/8, 1/680 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Autovetture, Brides Grooms Mariés 2, Number Plates [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-13 5:58