Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Khotovatz (BBQ) in progress.
This is somewhat of a typical setting for Armenian barbeque. you have a few rocks on each side of the fire, and sometimes a couple of metal rails on them (in this case there are more stones and no rails).
You light the firewood and wait until the fire subsides. This is when the egpplants, tomatoes and bell peppers start getting roasted. By the time they are done, the fire has been reduced to simmering coals. That's when the meat, usually giant pieces of marinated pork, goes on the heat.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 1:59 PM
Friday, January 20, 2006
Wild raspberries, Northern Armenia.
These berries are widely collected from the woods and usually end up in the shouka-s (markets) around the country. These berries are known as 'malina' which is I think the Russian word for them.
In addition to them, blackberries are collected, too. They are called mosh. I prefer the malinas over mosh which is more sour.
The raspberries you see in this photo were consumed right after the photo was taken :).
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 12:11 PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Actually, I think this is more of a 'party sheep' than sacrificial one. So we were at a parking lot near the Sevan island monastery when this RAF minivan pulled up. Some 5-6 people got out of it and left the parking lot, either going to visit the churches of the monastery, or the nearby restaurant.
This lamb was riding together with them. The man with the purple pants is the driver who stayed in the minivan, either to take care of the animal, or to prevent it from eating the upholstery.
On the way to Sevan from Yerevan, there are a number of roadside vendors who sell different beach necessities such as towels or inflatable toys. Among such necessities are also sheep and firewood :).
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 5:57 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
This shot was taken from the Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan, Armenia. The road you see is the one that takes you from the downtown Yerevan to the Monument area and eventually Zeitun. The gray arched structure on the left is the lower level of the Yeritasardakan Palat (Youth Palace), aka Krtzatz Kukuruz (Half Eaten Corn Cob).
The Youth Palace is being demolished at the time of this writing.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 11:07 AM
Monday, January 16, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
Casino during daylight, not far from Yerevan, Armenia. It looked quite sad but usually the venues meant for nighttime use look sad during daytime.
Notice the plastic palm trees - I wonder if they glow at night (like the plastic palm trees near the Hooters restaurants).
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 9:40 AM