Photos from Armenia
Фотографии из Армении
The native Armenian name for the country is Hayk (from the legendary patriarch of the Armenians and a great-great-grandson of Noah). The name in the Middle Ages was extended to Hayastan (Armenian: Հայաստան), by addition of the Iranian suffix -stan (land). The name Armenia derives from the name of Aram, a lineal descendent of the patriarch Hayk. Armenia lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat.
Alaverdi bus station
Sevanavank Monastery on the shore of Lake Sevan
Yerevan and Mount Ararat
Yerevan : statue of Mother Armenia ("Mayr Hayastan)"
(more photos with stamps)
(more photos of statues)
Yerevan central square (Hanrapetutyan Hraparak) at night
(more night photos and reflection photos)
Yerevan : СССР ресторан
Dinner with fellow travellers in the soviet themed restaurant
Our new Politburo discussed this slogan :
"we make soviet miniskirts higher than the world standards"
Basalt rock formation near Garni
(I saw some other such basalt columns in California)
Geghard Monastery : chapel carved out of the cliffside
Lake Spendaryan near Vorotan pass
Meghri (the mountains at the back are in Iran)
© Denis LeGourriérec
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