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    Travis Woodward Sep 3 '08 3

    So I'm in internet access range. Yes I am doing the trans-mongolian, and yes it is possible to get from beijing to london by train!

    Some pictures. Our train goes to Irkutsk near Lake Baikal tommorrow

    all photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/87771135@N00/

    New Beijing terminal:




    New Beijing Airport Terminal express. Powered by a linear motor, so no overhead electrification




    Beijing Dongzhimen subway station




    Bubble Cube.Couldn't get a good shot. Tons of security,etc.



    transmongolian train



    Ulaanbataar Station



    Constructivist Soviet-Mongolian friendship memorial








    Solar Powered Ger!

     

     
    • 3 Comments

    • Nam HendersonNam Henderson
      Sep 3, 08 12:57 pm

      Man that must be an awesome train trip....

      james webbjames webb
      Sep 3, 08 2:14 pm

      interesting, a good friend of my greg cowan has been in the UB for the past year. he is helping with setting up and training ppl in the architecture school there.
      see
      http://nomadologist-nomadology.blogspot.com/

      rira
      Sep 4, 08 5:23 am

      Amazing!

      I can remeber seeing a solar panel in a village we stayed in in Northern Thailand and wondering if the developers of Solar power knew how much influence it would have in changing these ancient ways of life. I know you can't deny remote people the right to access mod cons but at the same time it seems a shame that you can watch Oprah in Mongolia.

      Enjoy!

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