I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

SEP 27, 15 .. THE BLUE SKY Hotel and Tower .. Part 3 of 3

You may wish to return to Part 2 of 2 because I added the following fourteen (14) additional photos to the post.

The North waiting area inside the front entrance ..




The entry into the dining room at the front entrance.




Immaculate restrooms.




The waiting area at the South entrance to THE BLUE SKY.





My own writing table ..

A fun visit to the restaurant.


A great half-sandwich with fries for 6,500 Mongolian Tug or US $ 3.27 .. What a deal.
Now .. Now .. Now .. I actually think that I am finished with THE BLUE SKY Hotel and Tower ..

Smiles .. Captain Kanbaatar ..

ONLY A FEW OF YOU REALIZE THAT IT TRULY IS A WONDER I GET ANY POSTS PUBLISHED .. IN MY MIND NOT ONE IS EVER READY TO PUBLISH .. I WOULD FUSS WITH THEM ENDLESSLY .. 

WELL AT LEAST YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING HERE .. IT HAS BEEN SEVERAL WEEKS SINCE YOU DID ANYTHING .. SIGNED .. MY INTERNAL CRITIC .. 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

SEP 24, 15 .. THE BLUE SKY Hotel and Tower .. Part 1 of 3



Do you see the above entrance to The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower in the below photo just above the van in the front foreground.



In my humble opinion two features define the heart of downtown Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.

1. The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower above.

2. Sukhbaatar or Chinggis Khaan Square below.


In this post I am going to show ..

The Blue Sky Hotel and Tower ..

Below is a photo of my main downtown bus stop. I get onto a bus near my apartment and I exit at the below bus stop.


At the top right of the above photo .. in the background .. is The Blue Sky.



The Blue Sky is a phenomenal land-mark of downtown Ulaanbaatar. It can be seen for miles.



After exiting the bus .. I walk to the main downtown Post Office located 'kitty-corner' across Peace Avenue from the bus stop.


The Post Office is located in the building that I show above and below. 



No! It is not always raining here in Ulaanbaatar!



I have slipped the Post Office into this post because .. 

- It is the single most important place that I travel to and from in Ulaanbaatar.

- It is right in the heart of downtown Ulaanbaatar.

- When I was new here I used The Blue Sky as the land-mark for my bus stop. 



Below I am standing in the median-strip of Peace Avenue .. looking back at The Blue Sky as I walk to the Post Office. 



Above you can see my bus stop .. WHERE THE BUS IS 'ZILLA .. and The Blue Sky.

Do you all see in the above photo that I am standing in the median strip between the East bound (RIGHT) and the West bound (LEFT) lanes of Peace Avenue.

On a sunny day the median strip is beautiful!


Below I have walked across Peace Avenue from the above median-strip.



Peace Avenue is prominent in each of these photos. In its own way .. Peace Avenue .. The Major East-West thoroughfare also defines The City of Ulaanbaatar for me.

When I am looking for a location .. I ask myself ..

"Is it North or South of Peace Avenue? Is it East or West of Chinggis Avenue?" 


The Blue Sky ..

No! I will not apologize for all of the photos that I have taken of this magnificent building. 














Now that you all know-what-you-are-looking-for .. do you see The Blue Sky way out in the distance and almost directly in the center of the below photo?



Have I saved-the-best-for-last? You be the judge. These certainly rank high on my list of The Blue Sky photos that I have snapped.






Much Joy .. Kanbaatar .. aka .. Cap ..

THE REST OF THE STORY .. I went though 1,948 photos taken since last July the 16th to put this post together. I just snapped photos of The Blue Sky at random when I have been in the vicinity.

Now for Part 2 I am going to do a photo-shoot of the lobby. 

Smiles .. Captain Kanbaatar ..

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PART 2 OF 2 ..

SEP 24, 15 .. THE BLUE SKY Hotel and Tower .. Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 of this two-part-post I showed the exterior of THE BLUE SKY.  Part 2 is not extensive but I want to show you photos of the lobby because I often frequent it.

From across Peace Avenue looking South you see the main entrance to THE BLUE SKY.


As you look up and are about to enter the lobby you see the proper name of the building.

THE BLUE SKY Hotel and Tower ..


As you step into the lobby you see the below. Because THE BLUE SKY itself is narrow .. so too is the lobby area.


Looking to your left in the above photo you see the front-desk. I cannot emphasize too strongly how polite, courteous and friendly the front-desk staff have always been to me. I have become a regular visitor to the lobby.


Turning to your right as you enter THE BLUE SKY is a very pleasant waiting area.


This is my safe-haven in downtown Ulaanbaatar.

Going straight to the right-hand corner in the above photo and standing with my back to the Captain's Chair I snapped the below photo looking back at the main entrance off Peace Avenue.


You can see the Captain's Chair in the left corner below from which I snapped the above photo. 

Standing with my back against the front desk and looking West at the waiting area you see the below scene.



In the below photo I have gone back to the entry door and stepped off to my left. Looking diagonally back at the waiting area you see the two below views.



Looking up you see the beautiful entryway chandelier.



I so enjoy this quiet waiting area as I wait for friends to meet me. Sometimes I just need to sit down and relax. If I need to make phone calls it is quiet with great cell-phone reception. Finally I have access to absolutely spotless restrooms that I will show further below.

Back to the front desk.


Notice the doorway to the left of the front desk.


This is an entrance into a lovely dining area that I show below.


Turning to your right from the above you find the bar below.



I slipped into the dining room and enjoyed a nice visit.



A nice half sandwich with fries cost 6,500 Mongolian Tug or US $ 3.27 not bad for a great snack.
Now I am going to return to the view as you enter the main entryway off Peace Avenue.


Going straight down the hallway you find the restrooms off to the right.


Immaculate is an understatement!



Continuing down the hallway you come to a second waiting area at the South entrance.

The first photo below looks back North at the main entry off Peace Avenue.



I am here to shout that everything is absolutely spotless!



The above and below photos show the South entry waiting area.


Below is 'My Table' where I love to write and to send YOU post cards.


I really enjoy THE BLUE SKY Hotel and Tower ..

In my next post I will show you photos of Sukhbaatar / Chinggis Khaan Square.

Smiles .. Captain Kanbaatar .. or .. Cap if you like ..