YEREVAN - OCTOBER 2007
WITH A VIEW TO MOUNT ARARAT!
"SANTA FE BAR - There are many bars, restaurants and discos in Yerevan. The Santa Fe, close to the Opera, is a nice esplanade"
"THE CASCADE is a huge white stairwell built into a Yerevan hillside in the 1970s, as a simple ornamental work. It has water fountains, reminiscent of a natural cascade, and several statues. The structure was privatized and Gerard Cafesjian, the new owner, was building the Cafesjian Museum of Contemporary Art at its top"
"THE BLACK CAT from Fernando Botero, «the most Colombian of Colombian artists», waits for the visitors at the base of the Cascade"
"TWO FIGURES by Lynn Russell Chadwick (1914 – 2003), an English sculptor who began producing metal mobile sculpture during the 1940s"
"THE HARE ON A BELL by Barry Flanagan is also on display at the Cascade"
"GOING UP - Views from the different platforms of the Cascade with fountains, flowers and the Opera"
"THE OBELISK, aka «The Impotent's Dream», was built to commemorate fifty years of Soviet Armenia"
"MOUNT ARARAT - Often obscured by a haze, visitors to Yerevan need some good luck to see it. That's what lacked to Tsar Nicholas II, who waited a week to see it, and left saying «Too bad for Ararat. It will not have seen the Tsar!» Here Ararat can be seen at the distance"
"ARARAT - A closer look"
"ARARAT AT SUNSET"
"SOUND AND LIGHT at the Republic Square. From May through October there is a happening in Yerevan: the two and a half hour show at the Republic Square!"
"ZVARTNOTS AIRPORT - The modern terminal. No lounge though; it seems that the airport management is charging too much money and the airlines don't want to pay..."
"ARMAVIA - Armenian airlines"
"CLOUDS - Seen from the British Midland flight"
Azer Mantessa was kind enough to make a song with some of my sunset pictures! I'm flattered! Thanks Azer!