Photographer's Note

I have decided to share this picture with you because it gives you a special insight to mongolian life. During summer nomads move around the country 3 to 4 times. This means they pack up all their belongings take down the ger and move on... My picture shows you precisely this. The man are taking down the ger and what you can see on my picture is just the sceleton that's left and will also be taken down. In the right hand corner you can see the sticks that usually go from the top of the sceleton towards the middle of the ger where they are held up by a round frame (left hand corner) that itself is suported by 2 sticks that go from the middle of the gerflor to the roof. Then the whole construction is wrapped in sheep or camel hair for isolation and covered with the white covers you see all gers wrapped in. I know this is a bit of a complex description but I hope I could transmit it to you...

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