May 21, 2012

Markers in the Wilderness

Today's post for Taphophile Tragics and Our World Tuesday is short.

While we were out appreciating the vastness that is the aimag of Hovd...

Mongolia, 2007

... I hardly expected to find this: 

 
No living humans around for miles and miles. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

32 comments:

hamilton said...

It looks like a harsh and lonely place to have lost your life.

Dina said...

Your worlds are full of wonder.

cieldequimper said...

Peace. Quiet. What more could you ask for? :-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

The dates of death - 1944 + 1949 - are not far apart! I wonder if these people lived her somewhere and maybe were husband and wife? But then, who would mark these graves? Intriguing find in the wild spaces!

NixBlog said...

Quite amazing, Francisca. Just goes to show how adventurous we humans are...
Lovely shots!

Traveling Hawk said...

It makes you imagine stories...

Indrani said...

Such places exist!
Amazing sights!

Ann said...

Really interesting and a stunningly beautiful place.

Sylvia K said...

Amazing captures and they do make you ask questions! I love them!! Hope your week is going well, Cisca!

lotusleaf said...

terrific capture of a piece of our world!

Vicki/Jake said...

Wondering......

You know there's a great story here..

Arija said...

What marvellous scenery. I do love lonely wide open spaces with snow-caooed mountains.

jennyfreckles said...

Wherever you are, it's good to think that someone will remember you and mark your grave. It looks such a harsh terrain but there's beauty in the emptiness.

Kim, USA said...

OMG! These looks sad. And yes I am still here in the Philippines. ^_^

Kim, MI

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eileeninmd said...

How sad and lonely. But, the scenery is gorgeous. These people must have loved their land. Great find!

Gary said...

Love the irony of it. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Wow, that is amazing!

Herding Cats

Amy Burzese said...

Yes, it does make you wonder. You have great posts! Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Emille said...

The view of these mountains are gorgeous! Vast is an appropriate word!

Deb said...

Indeed it does, I guess they are human graves rather than favourite horses or dogs given the age. A remote and beautiful place to rest.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Travelers/adventurers who were buried where they fell? We've seen some desolate places, where pioneers who lost their lives on the western journey were buried. (Maybe not as desolate as this scene -- but probably at one time more so.) Anyway, shiver-inducing!

La Principessa Errante said...

Absolutely fascinating!

H said...

It looks a harsh and desolate wilderness but if that was home, where better to be remembered? I wonder who they were and what was their relationship to one another.
What interesting sights you find :)

Birdman said...

All I can say is... there was a time.

Julie said...

A breath-taking view on eternity, Francisca. Those jagged snowcapped ranges, and the desolate plains are like nowhere I have ever seen. Not with mine own eyes. The centre of Australia, although desolate, windblow and devoid of much vegetation, looks nothing like this at all.

I wonder what the writing says above the dates, and come to think of it, how come am I able to read those dates. Do you know what language the script is?

Keep it up. I love your taphophile contributions.

Halcyon said...

A desolate landscape, yet it's beautiful in its own way. I wonder if anyone ever comes to visit these graves. I feel a little lonely for them, all alone in death.

Francisca said...

Ah, Julie, your question could have been my story, had I only been alert enough! The writing on the right marker is classical Mongolian script aka Uyghurjin Mongol bichig, while the name on the left stone has the Mongolian Cyrillic introduced in 1946.

Julie said...

So the styles are in accord with the introduction of the new script which is wierd in and of itself. They are out the back of nowhere, right. So how come are they keeping up with government edict?

It is such a beautiful landscape ... and the two gravestones just add to the beauty. Mankind destroys areas like this at its peril.

EG CameraGirl said...

It seems so sad.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! It is indeed a mystery. What a desolate place that is. Maybe they lived right there and the years have erased any evidence of it.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what beautiful landscape! So sorry you can't leave comments on WP.

JM said...

Gorgeous sceneries! It reminds me of Tibet.