August 10, 2010

What Time Do You Want to Meet?

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2007

This business-monk captured in the Gandantegchinlen Monastery ("Great Place of Complete Joy") built in 1835 in the capital of Mongolia is posted for Mary's Ruby Tuesday. You'll find many more links to images of RED if you click on the link.

19 comments:

T. Becque said...

This is great! What a contrast from our (well mine at least) perceived concept of a monk to this rather modern man!

Dina said...

Ha, a great picture!

I too can never resist photographing monastics on their cell phones in Jerusalem. Don't know why we think it has to be incongruous.

Lucka said...

Great shot! I like the contrast between the tradition and the modern life.

Gattina said...

Now that's a very special Ruby Red picture, lol ! An antique monk with a modern watch and suitcase, lol !

VP said...

This is funny, almost like a nun on a scooter...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I wouldn't think that Monks would be allowed a cellphone...I learned something today.

My RT is HERE

A note: I'm going to begin a new meme, started tomorrow evening. You may be interested in participating...at least stop by tomorrow around 6PM my time zone to find out what it's going to be like....

Have a great day just filled with loads of sunshine!!!

anjoe playhouse said...

Modern times for everyone ;-)
Great shot!

nb. Denmark buys lots of things made in China!

Louis la Vache said...

(GRIN)
...some things are universal...it seems that mobile phones are now among them...

Auntie E said...

what a great Capture... Monk on the phone carrying a briefcase. Just seems odd to see it.
My Ruby link for you

Evelyn said...

Hi Francisca
Really good photo. Do you think he has an ipad in that case?

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Hope that will come in handy :).

reg said...

This is so funny in a way, the contrast is amazing. I love this pic. It could easily do well in a competition.

JM said...

I don't think I've ever seen such a yuppie monk! :-) Great capture, Francisca!

Kaori said...

That is a very urban monk! Love his bag, too :D

tapirgal said...

I wonder if he still has "Complete Joy" having joined the modern business world. If so, I may consider becoming a monk.

anjoe playhouse said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog; we (help me Google) both know, China are the world with all present a.s.o. :)

Jacob said...

Love this! Ancient customs do not give way to modern conveniences.

But...do you suppose, maybe, perhaps, this "business-monk" is engaged in monkey business?

One never knows! :-)

EG Wow said...

This is fascinating! This is something I just don't expect to see. :)

Hilda said...

Heeheehee! Love this!

☺lani☺ said...

He reminds me of my classmate in Mandarin Class, same with him, he's a buddhist monk. He's always busy using his phone even in class. :)