Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mongolian Cultural Evening. Stupendous Performance.

Welcome to this week's Travel Photo Thursday.
  Mongolia was a travel experience we have very fond memories of. Naadam Festival runs in July throughout Mongolia and features skills of archery, horse riding and wrestling. It is the premier event for the tourist. At the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia, commonly called Ulaan Baatar Opera House, they stage cultural performances during the week of Nadaam. Truly a wonderful sight. Costuming is glorious and colourful. Acrobats are stunning. Musicians produce rich and vibrant music, and the renditions of throatsinging  are amazing.
Yes, I am using all the cliche words but look and listen: totally justified. Awesome, stupendous, awe-inspiring, fantastic....! Get to their performance if you can when in UB.

These photos taken on my first digital camera, a Sony Cybershot at around 2 megapixels, which recorded a crappy video, but also allowed a still photo with sound recording function which I have included a piece of. So don't worry if you're expecting a hasn't frozen, it's a still pic with sound, I hope you like the orchestra. 


All photos by Jim McIntosh.

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RyukyuMike said...

I love shooting at these events even with the almost impossible lighting. Just wish they'd kick the audience out, sometimes so I wouldn't have to crop them out later.
Well presented and thanks for sharing!

Muza-chan said...

Lovely pictures :)

Tameka said...

I love when photos transport you directly to the moment and place. These do just that. Another location to put on the travel list. Thanks Jim!

Sabrina - Country Skipper said...

I love these local festivals. Great pics!

Jim said...

Yeah Mike, would love to crop the heads out, but then it does give a sense of being in place at the theatre. That old camera was the size of a brick and even though took only max of 3 MPxs it captured vibrant colour.

Nancie said...

Great shots Jim. Shooting at one of these events is challenging. I love the music too.

Cathy Sweeney said...

Traveling to Mongolia still seems like such a far away dream for me. Love seeing your photos -- what an experience to remember!

Michael Figueiredo said...

Great photos! I actually like the heads too. It gives some perspective on where you were sitting.

Manzanita said...

Great shots. Your photos look a heck of a lot better than my Sony Cybershots. I like the music.


Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

So amazing and colorful. I'd love to see this in person!!! Your little Sony did a great job.