"Sukhbaatar Square (Mongolian: Sukhbaatariin Talbai) is a public square in capital Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in front of the government building and the parliament State Great Hural. It is named after Sukhbaatar, the Mongolian leader.
Mongolia is justifiably known as the "land of blue sky". Polarized.
Today Genghis Khan's statue was built along with two of his generals on it."
At first glance, the horizon looks uneven /tilted, but the lamp-post at left, & Apartment block at right, are perpendicular.
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Budapestman (82620) 2007-11-10 0:45
I like this shot, really splendid impression for this place, the POV is very attractive. Details are spectacular and fine, clarity is superb. I like the full of life atmosphere, Well done! Have a nice weekend
snunney (79659) 2007-11-10 0:59
Good capture of this interesting and animated square with its monumental statue. Good point of view giving us lots to take in.
Muse (34938) 2007-11-10 1:19
A pretty photograph of this interesting place. Pretty colors and beautiful contrasts, under a very beautiful sky. Framing is well adapted.
I wish you excellent a week end
noborders (1010) 2007-11-10 1:56
This is a discovery for me, but in a way I am not surprised by this kind of architecture - but so different from the other images that we can get from that country !
Like in one of your previous posts, you have chosen an interesting angle and added some vivid colours to this otherwise austere scene...
riclopes (35577) 2007-11-10 2:03
Olá Chris, not a common image from Mongolia, from where I'm more used to see gorgeous landscapes, like the one in your previous post. "land of the blue sky" is for sure a very attractive caractheristic for photographers. Nicely composed with the colorful flags in FG and the statue against the sky, but giving space at left for a straight look to the gov. building in the back.
pablominto (53744) 2007-11-10 2:12
I notice you had great weather during your time in Mongolia!
Superb light gives bright colours and sharp fine details, good point of view and fine lines in the composition!
jemaflor (80752) 2007-11-10 2:35
Well composed with this coloured foregroung, interesting viewout this place.
Philippe (11836) 2007-11-10 2:47
Hi, Chris. A good perspective on this impressive building. The depth is good thanks to the flags and the statue. The flags are also a good source of contrast whereas the people give the scale of the place.
Cretense (68685) 2007-11-10 3:33
Excellent composition, great perspective and lots of very interesting elements in this great shot. Lots of diferent "stories" in this picture. Beautiful colours, too! Congratulations!
Gustaw (21670) 2007-11-10 4:52
Hi, my friend!
photo from Mongolia! I neverr been in Mongolia. For me it is exotic country. Interesting architecture and monument. Good colours and nice light. Well done.
UnTrained (0) 2007-11-10 5:03
it is a bright and clear overview with a well placed statue. Especially there excellent texture, but the sand in front also. The mentioned effect of tilt is a bit puzzling but as you wrote there is not tilt.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Cormac (26545) 2007-11-10 19:00
Great series you are doing on Mongolia, one of the lesser travelled places in the world, and therefore one of the places most in need of exposure on TE. Good photo, with view of the building and the statue of Genghis Khan himself. Nicely done!
cessy (13647) 2007-11-10 23:54
Ulan Bator, ... the place I learned from the history lesson back in the school :)
very nice capture of the place, Chris
pretty colors and compo
toto (0) 2007-11-11 3:56
Belle photo de cette place publique qui est très jolie. Bonne netteté, belles, bon POV qui permet de bien voir a la fois la statue et le batiment du fond. couleurs
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-11-11 4:10
I am travelling around the Mongolia through yours photos. Very nice and modern building, excellent view of the square. Very good colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice week
Rosa (0) 2007-11-11 5:35
Superbe vue sur cette place publique qui est très jolie, ces personage donne une animation a ta composition , très bon choix de POV, bonne netteté, excellente lumière, très beau ciel.
jmdaoudal (82) 2007-11-11 9:37
This majestuous governement building is to the size of Mongol influence on the world's destiny... The warriors of the old time from this part of the world were sleepin under tents and cooked their meat between the horse and the saddle... Happy to see that now they have a roof and certanly the last updated kitchen utilities...
bracasha75 (24517) 2007-11-11 11:55
What i hear for Mongolian people is that they are very proud nation and they have specialway of keeping thier money in wallet
siolaw (38050) 2007-11-11 22:16
Typical Soviet style architecture and huge square, with nice light, fine colors and sharpness. An interesting view...
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-11-12 3:18
Another great picture from Mongolia, Chris !
Excellent POV, colours and sharpness. I like the life atmosphere here.
TFS and have a nice week