Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Photo for May 31, 2006.

paphos castle, originally uploaded by nazarian.

This is the Paphos Castle in the town of Paphos, Cyprus. This is the alleged location where Othello was the governor.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Photo for May 26, 2006.

school_number_6_vanadzor, originally uploaded by nazarian.

School number 6 in Vanadzor, Armenia. It's located next to the main market in the Tsalkut neighborhood.

When I was a kid, the school looked much better than it does now. It looks dilapidated and run down nowadays. The inside is not bad although I did not get into any classrooms.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Photo for May 16, 2006.

tarkhun_drink, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Here is a typical cafe table in Yerevan, Armenia. Noy is bottled spring water, Jermuk is a bottled mineral water. The green thing in the bottle at the center is a 'Tarkhoun' soda. It's basically carbonated water full of artificial color and sugar, and a little bit of artificial flavor. It's a quite deadly looking drink.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Photo for May 9, 2006.

Mayr Hayastan (mother Armenia), originally uploaded by nazarian.

May 9 is celebrated in Armenia. That's when the Nazi Germany capitulated during WW2 and the important Armenian city of Shushi was liberated from the Azeris in 1992. The conquest of Shushi was a tactically important victory and helped liberate the rest of the Azeri occupied territories in and around Karabakh.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Photo for May 4, 2006.

armavia - accident airplane, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Here is the picture of the Armavia plane that crashed on May 3, 2006 not far away from the Black Sea coastline near the Russian city of Sochi. All 113 people on board are feared to have died.

The photograph was taken by Haykakan Jamanak ( photographer.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Photo for May 1, 2006.

russian_willis, originally uploaded by nazarian.

Here is a picture of an old Soviet made 4x4. I think these were produced by UAZ or GAZ. This model from the 50-s was manufactured I think till the early 80-s.