Another photo for my theme 'Houses of the World' showing typical housing in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
This photo was taken from Zaisan Tolgoi memorial which stands on top of a hill in the south of the city.
I am looking SE towards a small collection of homes and the traditional ger tent can be seen in many backyards. These collapsible tents are made of layers of felt and are covered with white cotton. Many nomadic Mongolians are moving to Ulaanbaatar along with their ger tents to look for a more regular income. In many cases they live in the regular house in the summer and the ger in the harsh winter as the ger is easier to heat. They always build a fence around the yard and many have livestock and/or a garden.
When I look at this location in the attached map I note their gers are in different positions in these backyards. I am guessing that the extended family comes and goes and that once nomadic always nomadic.
Critiques | Translate
shevchenko (19271) 2009-03-24 19:02
Good bird view shoot to show local houses, clear to see every family have broad yards and palisades, thanks for sharing.
degani (2975) 2009-03-25 15:08
the world from above has another face, this image has a great geometric perspective, very well done
rodgerg (55767) 2009-03-26 2:28
An interesting photowork with these houses of Mongolia. An orginal and efficience POV too.
And a very pleasnat graphic effect with these composition with differents square.
holmertz (40069) 2009-03-26 3:28
This is more interesting and informative than actually beautiful, but that's the fine thing with TE. Mongolia is one of those white spots of mine that I would like to fill before I get too old. It's strange to see the nomadic habits moving into the cities.
fanni (14377) 2009-03-26 17:11
both the photo and the Note are very interesting! Where else would I see such a scene?? :) Very good POV and composition. I like this picturesque (in its own way) view :)
Kielia (23351) 2009-04-05 3:08
this is the most fascinating image in your collection. And your note is also very interesting. I appreciate this photo very much giving me an excellent impression of living in Mongolia. TFS!
jmdias (54533) 2009-04-07 3:13
curious houses, Very nice framing and light to show each detail. I liked the informative mood of this compo.
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Exposure: f/10.8, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Houses of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 16:16