Photos from Armenia
լուսանկարներ Հայաստան
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 avtovokzal

Alaverdi bus station


lake sevan church

Sevanavank Monastery on the shore of Lake Sevan


yerevan and mount ararat

Yerevan and Mount Ararat


mayr Hayastan

Yerevan : statue of Mother Armenia ("Mayr Hayastan)"
(more photos with stamps)
(more photos of statues)


yerevan central square

Yerevan central square (Hanrapetutyan Hraparak) at night
(more night photos and reflection photos)


soviet restaurant

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 rocks garni

Basalt rock formation near Garni
(I saw some other such basalt columns in California)


geghard monastery

Geghard Monastery : chapel carved out of the cliffside


vorotan pass

Lake Spendaryan near Vorotan pass


tatev monastery

Tatev Monastery


meghri iranian border

Meghri (the mountains at the back are in Iran)


Armenia was part of the 2005 trip

read about the trip
banknotes / billets de banque


from : Georgia

to : Iran





  Former USSR

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