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.
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 ..
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