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Beijing and on the way to Mongolia

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by niva_explorer_photo, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Hello guys,

    I recently travelled from China to Russia, these are a few pictures from the first part of the trip:

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    Kunming Lake by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Chinese Chess by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    New habits, old places by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Park lamp by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Temple of Heaven by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Musician by Niva Explorer, on Flickr


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    Walking into the unknown by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Lost in thoughts of the past by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Stone serpent by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Walking in the dark by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Fixing the bikes by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Luanquing Hutong by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    The Middle Country from the train window by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Waiting for the next train by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Boarding the express train by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Supervising the change by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Changing the buggies by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

    Kind regards!
     
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  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Great Photos!

    What part of Mongolia are you going to? Chinese Inner Mongolia or Outer Independent Mongolia? I just got back from Mongolia myself. Beautiful country, but you'll need a good guide to show you around.
     
  3. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Hi!,

    We went to Mongolia, the independent country. We had a very nice guide who took us to Terelij, Ulan Batar and other places. Beautiful country, a place that I really need to come back :)
     
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd love to see your pictures from Mongolia! I was there for Naadam and visiting family on my wife's side. Definitely a hidden gem in the world!
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Lovely images! I really like the 9th one.
     
  6. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2010
    Beautiful work! Excellent way to break in the E-P3 as well.
    How long does it take to convert the trains? Looking forward to the Mongolia images.
     
  7. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Lovely shots, and nice processing. Raw or jpeg?

    Gordon
     
  8. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    They will be posted in the coming days, too many pics to develop :) in total I brought back 16GB and my partner around 20GB worth of RAW pictures...

    Thanks!
     
  9. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Thanks a lot of your kind words!, it really was a test of the EP3 :)

    The change takes around 3 hours. The stop in that station was around 3,5 hours.

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    Dave
     
  10. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Thanks!, All RAW, we never shoot in jpeg :smile:

    Kind regards!,

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    Dave
     
  11. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Thanks!, the part in the Great Wall of China was really an experience, we had to walk a few kilometres so that the wall was free of people, and we had rain, fog, heat, etc... I have no idea how my friend's EP1 and my EP3 survived that day :smile:
     
  12. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Really great pics... I dream of some day doing the whole trans-Siberian then Mongolia into China train trip, with stops along the way. Your evocative pics remind me of that. Unfortunately difficult to convince an Italian partner who prefers to spend holidays baking on the beach. Oh well, some day...

    Thanks for sharing

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  13. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    These shots make me want to go back and travel Asia! I had some really good food in Beijing!
     
  14. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
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  15. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow I know exactly where you are! That railroad parallels the highway that goes through the Gobi! I'm not sure if you noticed on your train trip, but there are old deserted Russian air force bases stationed on the route. You can usually point them out because the hangars were covered mounds and they usually built huge condo units that housed them in the middle of nowhere. Even though you're not supposed to go into the bases, many of the herders let their livestock graze in areas that once housed MIGs and all sorts of military craft.
     
  16. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Hi Jonathan!, Yes we noticed them!, we saw a few ones from the train, very bizarre constructions!
     
  17. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    According to my father-in-law, they were stationed there as a defense perimeter just in case China ever decided to invade. After they opened up the border with China, all the Russian forces (approximately 30,000) just picked up and left!

    Where else did you go in Mongolia? Would love to see more pictures! :smile:
     
  18. niva_explorer_photo

    niva_explorer_photo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 11, 2011
    England
    Hi, next we went to Terelij Park, these are some of them, more to come:

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    What are you looking at? by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Observing by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Gorkhi Terelj National Park by Niva Explorer, on Flickr

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    Thinking on the next move by Niva Explorer, on Flickr
     
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  19. niva_explorer_photo

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    Jun 11, 2011
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