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A plate.  The gilded china is very impressive even if one realizes it is government-issue.  Perhaps it's exactly what you find in the White House or in the Ambassador's residence in Malawi.
A plate. The gilded china is very impressive even if one realizes it is government-issue. Perhaps it's exactly what you find in the White House or in the Ambassador's residence in Malawi.
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The sugar bowl
The sugar bowl
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A tea cup.  Even the napkins and match covers had the national seal
A tea cup. Even the napkins and match covers had the national seal
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detail of monogram
detail of monogram
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I was given a windshield orientation tour of the capital in the Ambassador's car.  The Ambasador, by protocol, sits on the curbside of the vehicle which is a Toyota Landcruiser, steel reinforced with bullet-proof glass.  I never felt safer in about as safe a country as you can find.  First on the tour was a visit to  Sukhbaatar Square.  Government House is pictured here, where the Parliament manages one of Asia's most functional democracies, a model for those autocratic behemoths that abut.
I was given a windshield orientation tour of the capital in the Ambassador's car. The Ambasador, by protocol, sits on the curbside of the vehicle which is a Toyota Landcruiser, steel reinforced with bullet-proof glass. I never felt safer in about as safe a country as you can find. First on the tour was a visit to Sukhbaatar Square. Government House is pictured here, where the Parliament manages one of Asia's most functional democracies, a model for those autocratic behemoths that abut.
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can you spot the cell phone towers?
can you spot the cell phone towers?
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statue of Damdin Sukhbaatar, 1921 revolutionaly, in the eponymous square
statue of Damdin Sukhbaatar, 1921 revolutionaly, in the eponymous square
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Government House. The Khaan statue reappeared when Soviet influence waned.  The communists were afraid of a cult of personality; indeed Mr. Khaan is greatly admired by the populace and he has been given a re-think in the West.
Government House. The Khaan statue reappeared when Soviet influence waned. The communists were afraid of a cult of personality; indeed Mr. Khaan is greatly admired by the populace and he has been given a re-think in the West.
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Sukhbaatar Square for me, the urban planner, lacks two qualities - a comfortable scale and an agreeable perimeter.
Sukhbaatar Square for me, the urban planner, lacks two qualities - a comfortable scale and an agreeable perimeter.
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