Monday, June 6, 2011

"Would you like to buy an eagle?"

Graffiti is as commonly seen here as it is in other countries, but graffiti depicting national historical heroes is perhaps a slightly more common phenomenon in Mongolia than elsewhere. I guess I don't have to tell you who this man is, the Man of the Millennium, as he is modestly called.





















There is also a kind of graffiti of enormous proportions, visible all over UB, with two motifs: the Man of the Millennium and the Mongolian national symbol:




















And finally: The other day when I was walking downtown with a Mongolian friend of mine, he was approached by two men who wanted to know if he was interested in buying an eagle. He wasn't.


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