Jonathan Worthington
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Ulan Ude

in Russia

The capital of Buryatiya, an autonomous republic within Russia, Ulan Ude has something of a different feel about it than other cities in Siberia. The Buddhist culture lives on there today, the people look a little different and the regional museum has plenty of Buddhas. The world's largest Lenin head dominates the main square, however, so there's no forgetting that you're still in Russia!

Photos

The world's largest Lenin head
The world's largest Lenin head
Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
The Opera House
The Opera House
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
Along Lenin Street
An Irish pub - in Siberia!
An Irish pub - in Siberia!
The 1830s Chapel
The 1830s Chapel
The 1830s Chapel
The 1830s Chapel
Park near the trading arches
Park near the trading arches
The trading arches
The trading arches
Obolisk near the trading arches
Obolisk near the trading arches
Inscriptions on the obilisk in many scripts
Inscriptions on the obilisk in many scripts
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Ude River
Ude River
Ude River
Ude River
Disused bridge, with its replacement behind it
Disused bridge, with its replacement behind it
Ude River
Ude River
Ude River
Ude River
Ude River
Ude River
Random building by the river
Random building by the river
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral
Odigitria Cathedral

Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Statue in the park by Trinity Church
Statue in the park by Trinity Church
An old fire engine
An old fire engine
Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Man climbs on a tank in a park
Man climbs on a tank in a park
A wooden building in good condition
A wooden building in good condition
Tram tracks along one of the main streets
Tram tracks along one of the main streets
Back on Lenin Street
Back on Lenin Street
On Lenin Street
On Lenin Street
On Lenin Street
On Lenin Street
Building near Sovetov Square
Building near Sovetov Square
Building near Sovetov Square
Building near Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
Sovetov Square
The world's largest Lenin head
The world's largest Lenin head
Friends from the hostel
Friends from the hostel
View from the hostel
View from the hostel
View from the hostel
View from the hostel
The hostel dog
The hostel dog
The hostel kitten
The hostel kitten
Views of the area around the hostel
Views of the area around the hostel
Views of the area around the hostel
Views of the area around the hostel
Views of the area around the hostel
Views of the area around the hostel
Ulan Ude railway station
Ulan Ude railway station
Ulan Ude railway station
Ulan Ude railway station
A large prayer wheel
A large prayer wheel
Monastery buildings
Monastery buildings
Prayer wheels
Prayer wheels
Monastery buildings
Monastery buildings
Prayer flags
Prayer flags
Prayer flags
Prayer flags
A temple amongst other monastery buildings
A temple amongst other monastery buildings
Puppies playing
Puppies playing
Temple
Temple
Stupas (holding ash)
Stupas (holding ash)
Temple
Temple
Prayer wheel
Prayer wheel
Temple with stupas in front of it
Temple with stupas in front of it
Temple
Temple
Beautiful decoration on a temple
Beautiful decoration on a temple
Prayer wheels
Prayer wheels
Decoration on a temple
Decoration on a temple
Monk entering a temple
Monk entering a temple
Monk entering a temple
Monk entering a temple
The temple roof...
The temple roof...
...note the curves, which are Chinese style architecture.
...note the curves, which are Chinese style architecture.
A new temple under construction
A new temple under construction
A temple
A temple
Tiger by the a temple
Tiger by the a temple
Tiger by the temple
Tiger by the temple
A temple
A temple
Protector of the temple
Protector of the temple
More puppies
More puppies
Woodwork of the temple
Woodwork of the temple
Temple decoration
Temple decoration
Stupas
Stupas
Some larger stupas
Some larger stupas
Large stupa
Large stupa
Large stupa
Large stupa
Some large stupas with a temple
Some large stupas with a temple
Temple
Temple
Temple
Temple
Temple
Temple
Temple
Temple
On the roof of a temple
On the roof of a temple
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