There was a cranky old man from Eger who was prone to curse and to swear. He was really a jerk to Mongols and Turks, billing them for medieval fortress repair.
Category Archives: Mongolia
DAILY PHOTO: Sukhbaatar Square
Ulan Bator Limerick
A craftsman from old Ulan Bator made Genghis Khan statues by the score. "Call me a fierce lauder, but he's the best marauder. We haven't marauded well since days of yore."
Limerick of Mongolia
DAILY PHOTO: Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party Headquarters
DAILY PHOTO: Sükhbaatar Square, Ulan Bator
I’m pretty sure it was “Chinggis Square” when I was visiting. I’m not sure whether they changed it for political reasons or because almost everything in the city was named after Chinggis Khan when I was there. If you asked directions, you were likely to get something like, “Walk down to the Chinggis Khan statue, turn left and walk until you get to the corner with Chinggis Khan bank. Take a right and walk down to Chinggis Khan park, etc.”
DAILY PHOTO: Sukhbaatar Square, Ulan Bator
DAILY PHOTO: Ulan Bator Sukhbaatar Square
This is the town square in the center of Ulan Bator. Off-frame to the right would be the Parliament Building fronted by a massive statue of Genghis Khan. Ulan Bator is a in interesting mix of Oriental, Soviet, and modern.