Friday, March 31, 2006

Photo for March 31, 2006

Colossi_Castle_Cyprus, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Colossi Castle in Cyprus. It was built in the 13-th century by the crusaders. At some point it was used by the rulers of Cilicia - the Lusignans.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Photo for March 29, 2006.

rural road, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Dirt road in Lori, Armenia.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Photo for march 23, 2006.

Resting horse, originally uploaded by loretsi.

I always thought that horses never lied down, and I was surprised to see this one chilling in the field.

I believe this photo was taken near the village of Lermontovo, Lori Region, Armenia.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Photo for March 22, 2006.

Khortkaran in Aparan, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Fast food joints at Aparan mountain pass. This is approximately halfway between Spitak and Aparan towns, at the bottom of the mountain pass.

It's been a pit stop for travellers as long as I can remember. The blue smoke you see is from the barbeque grills. I'm not sure how good the khorovadz (grilled meat) is nowadays.

If anyone has had the food from here, please comment.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Photo for March 21, 2006.

Bazuk, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Red beet plant in my mother's veggie garden in Armenia.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Photo for March 20, 2006.

Mosaic in Curium, Cyprus, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Mosaic in Curium, Cyprus. It dates at about 300 AD or so.

This mosaic appears on the 1 Pound note which, unfortunately, will soon (in a few years) be replaced by Euro notes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Yerevan Demo Feb 28, 2006.

Yerevan Demo Feb 28, 2006., originally uploaded by loretsi.

This is a photo of a guy holding a poster during the recent demonstration in Yerevan commemorating the 1988 Sumgait pogroms by the Azerbaijanis.

The poster says 'Yes Turkeri Meruh' which roughly translates to 'Your Momma...' and is directed to the Turks.

Photo for March 15, 2006.

Katsinner, cotukner and avelner, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Katsinner, cotukner and avelner.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Photo for March 14, 2006.

Haghtanak_memorial, originally uploaded by loretsi.

WW2 memorial in the Victory Park, Yerevan, Armenia.

These are the names of some of the Armenian soldiers who became Heroes of The Soviet Union for their courage during the fight against the Nazis. The left side has their names in Armenian, the right side is in Russian. There are quite a few of these khachkar inspired memorials in Haghtanak Zbosaygi. And they all face Ararat.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Photo for march 13, 2006.

Restored khachkars at Sevan, originally uploaded by loretsi.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Photo for March 7, 2006.

Nice lighting., originally uploaded by loretsi.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Photo for March 6, 2006.

Mountains, originally uploaded by loretsi.

Trees near the village of Lermontovo in Lori Region, Armenia. The Halabi Mountain Range is in the background.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Photo for March 2, 2006.

Golden Gate bridge, San Fransisco, CA, USA.