Saturday, July 19, 2014

Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia is a friendly, restaurant and bar filled city!

Republic Square is a large, central town square surrounded by beautiful neo-classical style buildings.  During Soviet control, it was called Lenin Square.  The buildings are made of white and rose Armenian tufa stone and there is a large fountain in the center- 

The National Gallery contains Armenian, Russian and Oriental works.  It too is on Republic Square-

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is another beautiful building on the square-

The Cascade was started in the 70s and finished after the end of Soviet rule.  There is an escalator inside that goes to each floor where there are many modern art pieces.  Cascade is the white building on the left-

Some of the sculptures in the park leading to Cascade are pretty cool.  Here's a tea pot made of metal wire-

This is a funny looking naked soldier- 

And a very large woman- again, naked-

This is the view from near the top of Cascade looking down into the park which contains the above sculptures-

The Mother of Armenia sculpture is 23 m high and a female warrior, armed with a sword, overlooking the whole city-

Katoghike Church is a small medieval Armenian church dating back to the 13th century.  Here it is in front of the new Saint Anna Church-

Inside the Katoghike Church-

Saturday morning there is a very interesting market at Vernissage.  Anyone need dental equipment?

Used dishes and cutlery?

Chemistry glassware?


Tomorrow we're off to Lake Sevan, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world.  

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