Mongolian Photo Album


 My personal pictures I've sent home

 Photos from the See You Later party

 Information on pictures borrowed from other texts


My New World

A note from the editor (Dad):

I apologize for the captioning on the photos. Jessica sends the film home, and after scanning and posting them with some kind of an explanation, we have to wait for Jessica to see them to get better descriptions. If you know someone's name in a photo, feel free to drop me a line... just mention the picture number.

July 15th, 2000, from near Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.

August 7th, 2000, from near Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.

August 24th, 2000, from near Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.

August 25th, 2000, from near Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia.

June 19th, 2000, Photos from the first week in Ulaan Bataar, delayed in the mail till September.

September 25th, 2000, Photos from the last week in Ulaan Bataar.

October 16th, 2000, Photos from the Govi.

November 27th, 2000, Photos from the Govi.

January 2nd, 2001, Photos from my home in the Govi.

February 2nd, 2001, Photos from New Year's at my school.

February 12th, 2001, More photos from New Year's at my school.

February 13th, 2001, Late photos from New Year's at my school.

March 10th, 2001, Around the town

May 15th, 2001

Black and White, June 4th, 2001

Vacation in the Govi, June 29th, 2001

Vacation in the Govi, June 30th, 2001

Changing Schools, homes, friends, June 15th, 2001

The German grazing study in the Govi, July 1th, 2001

Dad and Dave come to visit Mongolia

Dad and Dave in the Govi, July 14th, 2001

Dad and Dave in the Govi, July 15th, 2001

Dad in the Govi, July 20th, 2001

Fall preparations in the Govi, October 4th, 2001

Holidays, Nov 8th, 2001

New schools, new people, Oct 20th, 2001

Close of Service, June 2002

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Other's Pictures

Pictures by Adrian Arbib and Benedict Allen are from Edge of Blue Heaven: A Journey Through Mongolia. It is a book full of wonderful color pictures. It is also a good book to read for a general idea of ways of Mongolia, but one has to try to ignore the purpose of the book. It was written by an Australian for a BBC TV series. He doesn't so much experience Mongolia as bore through it with a personal agenda and little respect for the calmer pace of Mongolians. I was mostly bothered that several animals died because of his style that may not have needed to be used in such a way. That may be tainting my view to his whole work. Thank you Mom and Dad for getting this for me though because I have used the facts and pictures many times.

The picture of Chingis Khan is from the cover of The Secret History of the Mongols and was designed by David Bullen, but came from an anonymous artist. The book is interesting only if you are into the history of the Mongols. It reads very much like the Odyssey. It is out of print and took me a very long time to get. The adaptation of the story is done by Paul Kahn from Francis Woodman Cleaves' translation. He wrote this version to make it more accessable to the American English reader.

Pictures by Peter Menzel are from Material World: A Global Family Portrait. This is an extremely interesting look at comparing many cultures. The style was to take all the earthly possessions of a family and put them out in front of the home, then take a picture. Each family is then discussed. The layout is simple, easy, and allows for much needed comparison else many facts float with a lack of true comprehension. Thank you Lee for loaning this to me.



Pictures by Paul Greenway, Ron Gluckman, and Michael Buckley were in The Lonely Planet's Travel Survival Kit to Mongolia. They take a harsh view of many ways of Mongolian life that give a rather negative impression. I think the cold just made them grumpy. If you can read the facts without letting their personal ideas dampen your spirit, then it is a great reference guide. Hearing the negative impressions is helpful so that one doesn't create an untrue fantasy view of what is truly a harsh country. It also has many more good pictures, especially in the views of modern Mongolia it gives.

Pictures by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall are from The Changing World of Mongolia'sNomads. This is a library book that I wish now that I had bought. I borrowed it, returned it, then went back and got it again. It is full of large, beautiful pictures that show all aspects of Mongolia. Not just the sunny steppes, but the ever present cold too. The writters were the photographers and their positive, excited view, of Mongolia is filled with realistic facts that I found very encouraging and helpful.


Pictures by Jorgen Bisch are from National Georaphic's Journey to Outer Mongolia, Vol 121, No 3, March 1962. This was another good source of information. The pictures look a little old, but are basically no different from ones in more recent texts. It was a helpful resource to show how little physically the Mongolians have changed, but how much has changed politically. Thank you Lee for trusting me with this.


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