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 video...it hasn't frozen, it's a still pic with sound, I hope you like the orchestra.
All photos by Jim McIntosh.
More great photos being posted up for Travel Photo Thursday over at Nancie's BudgetTraveler's Sandbox.