Yerevan-7



Photographs with Commentary by Debra Jan Bibel
 


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The last full day in Armenia. I travel back to California after midnight via Vienna and Munich airports. Time for shopping!



Near our hotel (everything in downtown Yerevan is 'near'), is the Vernissage open market filled with numerous diverse stalls selling crafts, carpets, jewelry, CDs, clothing, and so forth.
I purchased a hand-painted scarf, a modern silver bracelet, wooden earrings, and several CDs of traditional Armenian music, including a mass from Komitas. The songs of Aznavour were heard at several stalls. I did not expect this. Old coins and medals, sure, cameras, yes, but microscopes?  Did you notice the sidewalk? A great variety of tempting stuff. The sidewalk is rug row.

An entire block.

Across the street are these examples of modern and traditional buildings.

What at first seem two types of buildings proved to be a hybrid.

An usually dark hued building with columns and balconies. Fantastically carved front with ironwork. Our last dinner in a basement restaurant.
     
Inside a tube.

 

 A long, long table.

 

In a park is this replicated cross-stone and this carved symbol of eternity.

Armenia forever!

 

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