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Holiday pictures from Armenia

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    just some holiday pictures from my trip this year to Armenia that I thought I'd share with you...

    Yerevan centre, near the Opera

    Ararat from Khor Virap

    Khor Virap, Surp Astvatsatsin Church

    Masis and Khor Virap

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    Some little stores in Dilidjian, beautiful town with a beautiful landscape. Really worth a visit when you're in Armenia.


    Haghartsin Vank (1281). Here you can read more about this magnificent monastery:

    View from Haghartsin


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      View from Haghartsin

      Sevan: View on Hayravank (9th century) from the water

      On the road to Noravank


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        View on Noravank from the road

        Noravank (13th century)


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          Jermuk Waterfall

          On the road to Goris, near the border of Artsakh


          Previously inhabited caves in the town of Goris


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            Just across the border in Artsakh, Kashatagh province (Lachin corridor)

            Kashatagh province (Lachin corridor)

            Kashatagh province (Lachin corridor)

            Kashatagh province (Lachin corridor)


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              Stepanakert: I stayed two nights in Stepanakert, in a house on this street. Stepanakert is a great city next year I'll definitely stay there for at least a week. It's a great place to relax.

              View from Gandzasar (Artsakh)

              View from Gandzasar (Artsakh)

              Gandzasar monastery (13th century)


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                Gandzasar monastery

                View on the village of Gandzasar

                Khachkars in the monastery of Gandzasar, some were damaged during the war

                Gandzasar Vank


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                  During the Artsakh liberation war the monastery of Gandzasar was also targeted by the Azeri's from the air. Ter Hovhannes and the other priests stayed there and fought to defend the monastery. Here you see a rocket that hit the wall of the monastery but did not explode. During the war one priest died and two others got heavily wounded while defending this monastery. Ter Hovhannes still stays in this monastery

                  Ter Hovhannes

                  Restaurant on the foot of Gandzasar

                  Near Gandzasar


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                    Tatik Papik - Menk Enk Mer Sarere....

                    Amaras Vank. The church you see on this picture is built in the 18th century, but the monastery is from the 4th century. In this monastery was where Mesrob Mashtots taught the Armenian alphabet for the first time.
                    One of Grikor Luysavorich's grandchildren is also buried under this church. During the war the monastery was in the hands of the enemy for a short time during which they destroyed the khachkars.

                    Shushi, Surp Amenaprkich Ghazanchetsots Vank