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"Into the Blue of Mongolia"

Mongolia, "Land of Blue Sky", is a place still unknown to many Westerners.  This exhibit of color photographs, made during a trip this past summer, offers a glimpse into some aspects of Mongolian culture:  it's Buddhist traditions, life in the Gobi desert, and ovoos, the sacred stone sites that dot the landscape.  The blue scarves, tied to trees, figures and the poles placed in the center of the ovoos, are visible reminders of the prayers that travelers have made at those places and make an earthly connection to the blue sky of the heavens above.
In May of 2008, additional images from Mongolia were put on display at The Loft in Hailey, ID.

Stone Figure I, Mandshir Monastery
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©2006

Stone Figure II, Mandshir Monastery
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©2006

Trees,Scarves, Stones2, Mandshir Monastery
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©2006

Lion, Gandan Monastery
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©2006

Trees.Monk, Gandan Monastery
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©2006

Monk,Doorway,Gandan Monastery
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©2008

Ovoo III, on the way to Terelj park
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©2006

Ovvo I, Ulaanbaatar
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©2006

Ovoo II, on the way to Terlj park
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©2006

Nomad, Gobi Desert
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©2006

Horses I, Gobi Desert
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©2006

Horses-Grazing, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
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©2008

Horses-On the Move, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
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©2008

Sky, Gobi Desert
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©2006

Camel, Gobi Desert
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©2006

Skull, Gobi Desert
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©2006

Moon,Skull, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
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©2008

2 Camels, on the way to Terlj Park, Mongolia
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©2008

2 Gers, on the way to Terlj Park, Mongolia
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©2008

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