A shoemaker's travels around this world and within the Id.
This Moment: Friday ritual.
This is wonderful, I want to know the story behind it.I only put one up so wasn't quite sure why you thought I had 2, maybe you saw my older post. http://almostthere.biz/2011/01/this-moment-11/
ok nice man boobs! hehe great! and here's mine if you want to visithttp://www.raisingamelie.com/2011/01/moments-in-time_28.html
Where on earth is this picture taken? And what are they doing? The one thing I notice though is that the guys are wearing similar trunks only that their of different colors... Very interesting!!!!
Nadaam Festival, every July in Ulaan Bataar Mongolia. The guys are getting ready for wrestling matches. The competitions are wrestling, archery and horse racing. The skimpy tops are to ensure only men take part. Legend has it a woman entered the wrestling which was not PC so now the cut away tops to let all the man boobs hang out.
What a site! Hmm debating about the whole costume or uniform thing!
Was wondering if it had something to do with wrestling :-) Thanks for the explanation above! Very colorful photo and lots of smiles!Here's mine: http://pamanner.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/this-friday-moment/
Takes a lot of guts to parade around in public in your underwear and from the looks of it most of them have a lot of gut!
The guys with the big guts will be the top rated wrestlers, heavier, older , more experienced.There are no classes in the comps. You get paired up to fight anyone, so a young lightweight could start matched against a big experienced guy. Crazy. But the finale will be two of the biggest, heaviest and most experienced and if one manages to finally throw the other, the earth shakes. We were fortunate to be there for Nadaam in 2006,but was watching an Intredip Travel tv show on Mongolia,this week and we both felt very wistful for Mongolia. The people are incredibly warm and welcoming. Just roll up at any nomad family's ger, and stay the night.
Jim I saw this program on Mongolia and was deeply touched by the attitudes and warmth of the Mongolian people - as was the presenter of the program. Amazing how if you want a bed for the night you just enter anyone's home and they will look after you. Imagine doing that here in NZ or Paris!!
John, that is the very thing that draws us back, the hospitality of the people. The acceptance of unknown travellers into your ger is deeply ingrained in their culture, as in years gone by, that was the only way a traveller could survive in the harsh , vast country...just walk up to any family's ger and enter, go to the left, take off your hat and sit down. No guest was turned away...because each new they may need to ask someone else for the same courtesy.
I too have seen such a show on TV that is. They are truly a loving people. Just don't get them angry or they'll conquer most of Europe. Cheers http://www.web-of-life.com/2011/01/moments-in-time_28.html
Wow, very interesting. Jim thanks for sharing the story behind the picture!Nice!!here's my momenthttp://yourskinchick.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/moments-in-time-3/
This photo is quite a glimpse of another world! I'm glad within the comments the mystery was unfurled. :)Rhyme Me a Smile
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