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Elista Hurrah!

June 22, 2009
Night Chess at he Central Pagoda

Night Chess at the Central Pagoda

I wanted to do a post all about chess in Elista, but I really don’t know much about chess in Elista. They do have Chess City.

Central Hall of Chess City

Central Hall of Chess City

And they have a Chess Hotel for visiting champions.

Chess suite at the Elista Hotel

Chess suite at the Elista Hotel

Chess only got us so far in Elista,. We were more interested in the Buddhist culture of Kalmykia.

Tree of Prayer Flags

Tree of Prayer Flags

My favorite moment was when the girl on roller blades started spinning the prayer wheel in the central pagoda.

Buddha FanGirl Generates Dharma Energy

Buddha FanGirl Generates Dharma Energy

To me this is Checkmate. The Buddha wins.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kermen permalink
    June 22, 2009 11:35 am

    wow 🙂
    the first picture is looking amazing! like a fairy- tale…
    i hope you and Mrs. Ward like our small but cosy city 🙂

  2. July 1, 2009 5:23 am

    Kermen, I am coming to visit in September for Jangariada – email me at lcoleman@gmail.com would be good to hear more from you 🙂

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