Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Photo for December 30, 2005.

Alcatraz prison, San Fransisco, CA, USA.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Photo for December 29, 2005.

taxiblef, originally uploaded by loretsi.

A 'Taxi Blef' advertisement on a light pole, Yerevan, Armenia.

Blef in Armenia means a 'bluff'.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Photo for December 28, 2005.

Fall scenes, 2005., originally uploaded by nazarian.

A picture for your desktop.

Photo for December 27, 2005.

Inside a church at Sevan Island monastery.

(changed the formatting).

Friday, December 23, 2005

Photo for December 23, 2005.

The first snow storm, 2005., originally uploaded by nazarian.

The first snow storm, 2005.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Photo for December 22, 2005.

Pomegranade tree, Glendale, CA, USA.

This was taken with an el cheapo digital camera.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Photo for December 21, 2005.

My cat, Yuri., originally uploaded by nazarian.

My cat, Yuri. This is his debut on the internet.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Action Alert.

The Azeris are at it again. They are destroying the Jugha khachkars. ANCA has organized a web campaign to urge Condi Rice to take measures to stop the Azeris.

Go to to send a web fax to Secretary Rice.

The site contains links to photos and a video of these famous khachkars.

I don't think the US government cares but it doesn't hurt to try.

Photo for December 20, 2005.

Christmas shopping, winter, 2005.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Photo for December 19, 2005.

Morning, summer 2005., originally uploaded by nazarian.

Morning, summer 2005.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Photo for December 16, 2005.

Picture for desktop., originally uploaded by nazarian.

Picture for desktop.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Photo for December 15, 2005.

Molokan, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Molokans are a an ethnic minority in Armenia. They live in small villages in Northern Armenia.

The young do not mind having their photos taken. The elderly hide their faces. I think it has to do with their religious beliefs - they belong to two different sects in Russian Orthodox religion. One is more strict and the other one is more liberal and welcomes progress.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Photo for December 14, 2005.

A scene from Fall 2005 collection.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Photo for December 13, 2005.

Tree trunk - Fall scenes 2005., originally uploaded by nazarian.

Tree trunk - from Fall scenes, 2005.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Photo for December 12, 2005.

Mountains after rain in Lori., originally uploaded by nazarian.

Mountains after rain in Lori.

These are the mountains visible from my parents balcony. This picture was taken right after an early fall rain.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Photo for december 9, 2005.

A scene from Fall 2005 collection.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Photo for December 8, 2005.

Geghard beehives, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Geghard beehives.

As soon as you enter the Gaghard monastery grounds, there is a wall on your left. These beehives are located on top of that wall. If you look carefully, you will see two beekeepers attending to them.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Photo for December 7, 2005.

A scene from Fall 2005 collection.

A violet under maple leaves.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Photo for December 6, 2005.

Puerto Rican fast food joint., originally uploaded by nazarian.

Puerto Rican fast food joint.

This is a fast food joint in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's located in the government offices area, not very far from the interior ministry.

What seemed funny was the sign saying 'Comidas' . Babel fish says it means 'meals'.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Photo for December 5, 2005.

Hay collection in Lori mountains, Armenia.

The farmers have their own plots of land called khot-hark where wild grasses grow. Every autumn they mow the grass and once it dries up, they collect them into these bales. It is crucial that it doesn't rain during this process otherwise the grass rots and there's nothing to feed their livestock that winter.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Photo for December 4, 2005.

Cafe scene in Vanadzor, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Cafe scene in Vanadzor, Armenia.

This picture was taken in Vanadzor, Armenia in early September, 2003. The guy was a first year student of the Mankavarzhakan(pedagogical) Institute and was taking a picture of his new friends.

Photo for December 3, 2005.

Andranik Ozanian's statue in Yerevan, Armenia.

The statue is located in Yerevan, Armenia, near the Grigor Lusavorich church.

Zoravar Andranik, an Armenian national hero, is switching from one horse to another hence the two horses.

Photo for December 2, 2005

A scene from Fall 2005 collection.

This is a snapshot of a small bug I noticed on a mulberry tree in my front yard.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Photo for December 1, 2005.

Buying gasoline, originally uploaded by nazarian.

We are purchasing gasoline from a roadside vendor in Vanadzor, Armenia, for our Zhiguli 2106.