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Old 07-16-2009, 12:59 PM   #481
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5000-year-old burial mounds at Knowth and Newgrange (it amazes me that people actually lived there 5000 years ago, much less built these mounds and carved the stones)

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The sun shaft at Newgrange--at sunrise on the winter solstice (December 21), the sun's rays enter the shaft and illuminates the inner burial chamber--I would *so* love to see that!



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Old 07-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #482
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Lovely

My aunt and Great-Granny live(d) beside Newgrange and I have never been. My Mum wants to take us when we're over this summer because she thinks Salome should really get to see it. To get tickets to see the solstice sunrise you have to play the lottery.
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Lovely

My aunt and Great-Granny live(d) beside Newgrange and I have never been. My Mum wants to take us when we're over this summer because she thinks Salome should really get to see it. To get tickets to see the solstice sunrise you have to play the lottery.
Wow, just 50 names from over 34,000?! That's amazing!
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:49 PM   #484
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My aunt and Great-Granny live(d) beside Newgrange and I have never been. My Mum wants to take us when we're over this summer because she thinks Salome should really get to see it. To get tickets to see the solstice sunrise you have to play the lottery.
We filled out entries for the lottery when we were there. If you win, you get two tickets. That would definitely be worth a trip back to Ireland.

I think you should go--it is truly amazing. At Knowth, it was so quiet--the only sound was the wind and the swooping of some little birds.
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Wow - MsPurrl those photos are fantastic . . . Such a beautiful beautiful country and the history there does my head in completely! And I've got my fingers crossed that you are the lucky lotto winner!

pst - thanks for the link
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #486
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We filled out entries for the lottery when we were there. If you win, you get two tickets. That would definitely be worth a trip back to Ireland.

I think you should go--it is truly amazing. At Knowth, it was so quiet--the only sound was the wind and the swooping of some little birds.
I went there every summer...just never to Newgrange
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:06 AM   #487
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Just got back yesterday from an almost two week vacation up to Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and back through Idaho and Oregon.

I've got a ton of pics to go through, but here's one I like so far:

Teton Sunrise from Jackson Lake
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^ gorgeous. 'nuff said. haha

beautiful pictures everyone.
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A few from Mongolia:

A new Chinggis Khaan statue on the steppes


Flying kites was the official pastime until the start of the Nadaam Horse Race


Mongolia is far greener and bluer than I ever imagined. Here we were glad to give our asses a rest from the bumpy no-paved-road driving.


Our little ger camp in Terelj National Park


More to come later.


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A few from Mongolia:

A new Chinggis Khaan statue on the steppes
Great photos! This one is so surreal.
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totally agree
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:53 AM   #492
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it looks nice there...and that statue is AWESOME

how big is it?

what was the temperature like while you were there?
i've always heard it's a desert, but cold.

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Nice - everything looks larger than life there. That statue is massive.
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Great photos! This one is so surreal.

Agree. Mongolian Surrealism

Amazing pictures
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it looks nice there...and that statue is AWESOME

how big is it?

what was the temperature like while you were there?
i've always heard it's a desert, but cold.

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The statue is big. I don't know how big, but those are people in/on the horse's head--you climb stairs inside and come out of Chinggis' chest. It is made of stainless steel, except for the riding crop, that is pure gold (I assume plated--but it's still a lot of gold.). The area is being developed as a large, tourist ger camp with Chinggis at the center.

Only the Gobi portion of the country is desert, but even that isn't all sand (less than 1/3 of the country?). We didn't get there this time, but we will definitely go back.

Ulaanbataar, the capital, was warm, roughly 80-85 F everyday, but cool at night. Up at Lake Khovsgal where we spent 5 days, it was up to 70 F during the day and into the 30s and 40s at night. The final night, there was a little sleet--and this is the warmest part of the year.

The vastness of the country is amazing. If you are not in a valley, you can see for at least 100 km in all directions.

The people are what struck me the most. They are generally very friendly, they like Americans and most of them want to learn English, many already know some. And BTW, their literacy rate as a country has passed the U.S.--97 percent to 92 percent. They are fairly poor, but educated to at least a basic level.

I'll post a few more pix later, and I hope to edit/adjust a few and upload them. I shot at least 10 GB of RAW NEFs that I have to sort through still.

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