During my long bike travel from my city Kharkiv to the Caucasus and back to Kharkiv, I crossed the territory of the Republic of Kalmikiya three times.
On my way from Ukraine to the Caucasus, I visited two rural administrative centers of the republic, Troitskoe and Iki-Burul, as well as its capital city, Elista.
When driving from Caucasia to the Lower Volga Region, I crossed other two Kalmyk administrative districts, Chernozemelskiy and Laganskiy.
The third time I got to Kalmykia, when riding along the Russian route M6 (“Kaspiy”), from Astrakhan to Volgograd. In Yenotayevskiy District of Astrakhan Oblast, the narrow strip of Kalmyk territory runs across the M6 highway, towards the Volga River, dividing the district into two separate parts according to the rule of thirds. The northwestern part occupies 1/3 of the district, while the southeastern one forms the rest 2/3. In the strip, at the right bank of the Volga, the administrative center of Yustinskiy District of Kalmykia, the urban village of Tsagan-Aman is situated.
In the picture you can see the Buddhist temple (khurul), which was restored in Tsagan-Aman in the 1990s according to a project developed by Vladimir Gilyandikov, near the house where lama Tugmyud-Gavdzhi (1887—1980) lived and conducted religious services. In the right side of the picture, red prayer wheels are seen.
GPS coordinates: 47.544496 Lat, 46.734172 Long, -2 m
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pajaran (61244) 2012-10-14 8:17
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na Hram ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep prikaz detalja na fasadi hrama.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
A nice view of the Temple ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice details in the facade of the temple.
A beautiful temple.
Good afternoon, and all the best.
Sonata11 (33863) 2012-10-14 14:51
an amazingly beautiful temple. Wonderfully executed image with so many interesting details. I like this photo a lot, very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
tedesse (25135) 2012-10-15 7:32
Wonderful frame and composition of the Buddhist Temple in the foreground!
Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness, beautiful work.
danos (98535) 2012-10-15 8:02
really surprising the view of the Buddhist temple in the city with size to be big enough.The colours that it is painting is the same as the others temples we see and the light management brings out the details of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
serp2000 (44322) 2012-10-17 10:11
Ну, как известно, это осколок Орды. Те ушли, распылились, а эти остались. Наверное бедновато живут? Не был там, только в новостях слышу. Что касается темпла, мне нравится такая форма архитектуры. Отлично снято, яркие краски, резкость хорошая (насмотрелся сейчас на "хиты" некоторых треккеров...)
Royaldevon (39344) 2012-10-17 13:25
I'm not sure that I expected to see Buddhist Temple here but is is beautiful in every detail. The light seems to have been perfect to capture the patterns and the colouirs without any oe on the white walls.
As always, you have paid close attention to composition, with good leads and strongly positioned focal features.
My warm regards,
Fis2 (98653) 2012-10-17 13:33
I like composition and POV.
Good colors and light.
kordinator (20521) 2012-10-18 0:22
Wonderful frame and composition of the Buddhist Temple.
Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
Excellent quality of the image.
I never asked how many miles per day, you are going when you are traveling by bicycle?
adramad (46030) 2012-10-18 9:52
A picture that at first glance one would place in China. It's a great composition with this beautiful and original architecture, is a very beautiful image with buildings, trees and flowers and sky increases splendid beauty.
Very well done.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-10-19 2:31
Nice to see an oriental style architecture at Russia, nice colourful temple, good frame to it with include bells at the garden, interesting composition, distinct photo, good shoot.
ourania (46364) 2012-10-19 10:29
wonderful perspective and sharpness, effective lighting and bright colours make this view very vivid, pleasing and interesting. The depth, the colours and the excellent rendering of details hold us into the frame and make our stay there very delightful. I love the juxtaposition of natural colours with the decorative and religious hues. Your composition has great balance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-10-19 23:50
Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
jhm (153776) 2012-10-20 0:46
You placed the temple nice out of the centre, this gives more space for the green vegetation and the small house to the rightside.
Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mirosu (16265) 2012-10-22 4:10
It is a well-chosen framing, in a slight low-angle shot that works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the elegant architecture of this temple. The light and the shades have a beautiful effect on the elements, and the colors are magnificent.
nikkitta (17066) 2012-10-22 14:33
A wat or Buddhist temple in Russia, really surprising to found
Very good composed capture with lot of interesting element to admire
Good to add the prayer wheels on the right, so present in the Buddhist religion
Greetings and TFS
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-11-10 12:31
A very nice oriental architecture with beautiful colors. I see the peaceful atmosphere . Did you go inside? The blue sky spells a nice day. I like the two lion sculptures in the front. The flowers enhances the beauty of the image.
siolaw (38292) 2012-11-23 23:34
Interesting to know they have Buddhist temples in these regions...! Your shot has quality and is well framed. You are a strong cyclist too!
jmdias (64994) 2012-11-30 15:47
another surprising corner of russia, impressive to find this buddhist temple there. excellent image with beauty and quality and despite this, very informative.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-18
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-14 8:05