Diary

Aremenia
090701
Surp Hripsime Built 680 AD
Surp Hripsime Entrance door
Surp Hripsime Sarcophagus
Surp Hripsime
Echmiabzin Cathedral
Echmiabzin Cathedral
Echmiabzin Cathedral
Echmiabzin Cathedral Myrrh cauldron
Echmiabzin Cathedral
Zvartnots church 642-652 AD dedicated to Grigor Lusavorich
Zvartnots church 642-652 AD dedicated to Grigor Lusavorich
Zvartnots church 642-652 AD dedicated to Grigor Lusavorich
Yerevan - Our lunch
Yerevan - Republic square
Yerevan - View from our hotel room

090702
On the road to Garni
Garni temple
Garni temple - View over the valley
Garni temple
Geghard monastery
Geghard monastery - Lighting by believers
Geghard monastery - Baptise
Geghard monastery - Chapel corridor
Geghard monastery - Choir in the chapel
Geghard monastery - Outside the church
Geghard monastery - Sellers of bread
Garni - Baking of lavash in a family restaurant
Yerevan - Ararat brandy factory barrel to be opened when Nagorno Karabash conflict is resolved
Yerevan - Ararat brandy factory
Yerevan - Ararat brandy factory

090703
Khor Virap monastery Overview
Khor Virap monastery
Khor Virap monastery Church
Arnach White storks
Arnach Market stall
The main road to the south towards Areni
Areni Wine in coca cola bottles for Iranian truck drivers
Areni Wine tasting
Novarank monastery
Novarank monastery Church
Along the road to the east Mini market at the pass
Along the road to the east View over a reservoir
Karahunj
Karahunj
Karahunj View over the landscape Truck and Gas pipe

090704
Khndzoresk cave village View over the valley
Khndzoresk cave village Some caves
Khndzoresk cave village View over the valley
Khndzoresk cave village View over the valley
The dwindling road
Tatev monastery Built 906 AD
Back to Yerevan
Back to Yerevan Sunset with Ararat mountain in the background

090705
Yerevan The genocide museum
Yerevan The genocide museum
Yerevan View over stadium and president palace
Yerevan Matenadram Mashtop museum
Sevan Monastery
Sevan Monastery church
Sevan Monastery church
Along Lake Sevan Soviet holiday resort
Along Lake Sevan Worker barracks

090706
Tsapatagh Avan Marak hotel
Along Lake Sevan The railway
Along Lake Sevan A mine
Along Lake Sevan
Northwards with more forests
Northwards Selling corn along the road
Along the road northwards
Along the road northwards Bus with gas tubes
Sanahin monastery World heritage
Sanahin monastery World heritage
Sanahin monastery World heritage
Hoghipat monastery World heritage
Hoghipat monastery World heritage
Hoghipat monastery World heritage

Georgia
090707

Tbilsi Synagogue built 1904
Tbilsi Synagogue built 1904
Tbilsi Statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali Founder 458 AD
Tbilsi City view from the Metikhi cliff
Tbilsi City view from the Metikhi cliff over Narikhala fortress
Tbilsi Mother Georgia
Tbilsi Metikhi cliff Young painters
Tbilsi View of the apartments beside Metikhi cliff
Tbilsi Park with a bath house
Tbilsi Inside an old bath house
Tbilsi Mosque
Tbilsi Sioni cathedral
Tbilsi Sioni cathedral Funeral
Tbilsi Typical balconies which are restored
Tbilsi Shabby quarters
Tbilsi Parliament house
Tbilsi Statue in the street
Tbilsi Tavisuplebis Moedani (liberty square) Saint George & Dragon
Tbilsi Tavisuplebis Moedani (liberty square) with the City Hall
Tbilsi City view with a couple of churches

090708
Mtskheta Jvari church from 6th century
Mtskheta View over the old capital
Mtskheta Jvari church from 6th century
Mtskheta Jvari church from 6th century
Mtskheta Svetitskhoveli Cathedral from the 11th century
Mtskheta Svetitskhoveli Cathedral from the 11th century
Mtskheta Svetitskhoveli Cathedral from the 11th century
Mtskheta Svetitskhoveli Cathedral from the 11th century
Aranori defence tower
Aranori defence tower
Aranori defence tower
Aranori defence tower
Along the road Passing a horse wagon on a bridge
Upwards towards Kazbegi Sheep hats for sale
Upwards towards Kazbegi View over the valley
Russian-Georgian friendship monument Built 1983
Russian-Georgian friendship monument Built 1983
Russian-Georgian friendship monument View over the valley
Russian-Georgian friendship monument Built 1983
Upwards towards Kazbegi Jvari pass
ownwards towards Kazbegi
ownwards towards Kazbegi Tower

090709
Kazbegi View over the monastery and mountains
Kazbegi Walk up to Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Walk up to Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Walk up to Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Walk up to Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Tsminda Sameba church View over the town
Kazbegi Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi Tsminda Sameba church
Kazbegi town
Kazbegi town Donkeys
Kazbegi town Girls playing

090710
Towards the Russian border
Towards the Russian border Worker barracks
Towards the Jvari Pass
Towards the Jvari Pass
Towards the Jvari Pass
Down into the valley
Outside Gori South Ossetia refugee houses
Gori Stalin museum Railway wagon
Gori Stalin museum His childhood house
Gori Stalin museum Inside his railroad wagon
Gori Stalin museum Stairway
Gori Stalin museum
Gori Central square Gypsy beggars
Outside Gori
Uplistsikhe Cave village
Uplistsikhe Cave village
Uplistsikhe Cave village
Countryside fields

090711
Melon seller along the road
Along the road Young cattle herder on a horse
Along the road Nearly abandoned town
Davit Gareja monastery complex View over the valley
Davit Gareja monastery complex
Davit Gareja monastery complex
Davit Gareja monastery complex A monk
Davit Gareja monastery complex
Towards Sighnaghi Minor lake along the road
Towards Sighnaghi Traffic jam of cattles
Near Sighnaghi Monastery of Saint Nino
Sighnaghi
Sighnaghi

090712
Sighnaghi Town wall
Sighnaghi Town wall
Sighnaghi Carpet weaver
Sighnaghi Carpet weaver Carpet done for the Romanov family 1897
Peaches along the road
Tsinandali estate Chavchavardze family
Tsinandali estate Chavchavardze family
Tsinandali estate Wine cellar
Alaverdi cathedral
Alaverdi cathedral
Alaverdi cathedral Wedding ceremony

090713
Telavi Market
Telavi Market
Telavi Wine Cellar Established 1915
Telavi Wine Cellar Established 1915

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan lunch stop
Sheki Hotel Karavanseray
Sheki Hotel Karavanseray
Sheki Outside Hotel Karavanseray

090714
Sheki View over the town
Sheki market National cake
Sheki market Dried fruits and nuts
Sheki market Old ladies
Sheki market Sheep heads
Sheki Khan palace Built 1752-61
Sheki Khan palace Built 1752-61
Sheki Khan palace Built 1752-61
Toward Baku Luxurious houses
Outside Baku Oil rig
Baku Mosque
Baku Harbour

090715
Baku Nagorno-Karabash war memorial site
Baku Nagorno-Karabash war memorial site
Baku Panorama
Baku Panorama over the city center
Baku Old City Shirvanshani Palace
Baku Old City Shirvanshani Palace
Baku Old City Shirvanshani Palace
Baku Old City City symbol with Bulls head between two lions
Baku Old City
Baku Old City Maidens Tower
Baku Old City View from Maidens Tower
Baku Old City Gate
Baku center Backgammon play
Baku center Shoe shining
Baku center Parliament
Suraxani Atashgali Zoroastrian temple of fire
Suraxani Atashgali Zoroastrian temple of fire
Outside Baku Oil rig
Outside Baku Villa Petrolia
Outside Baku Villa Petrolia
Outside Baku Villa Petrolia
Baku Fountain

 

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