Shot this yesterday, 8 shots handheld.

panorama-from-Kleyaat

 

As always with panoramas, be sure to click on the photo for higher resolution. The original was more than 10,000 pixels.

The Fire is Still Burning

The Fire is Still Burning

But this time around, it is the fire of survival, struggle, recognition & justice.

Also check Armenian Genocide: Echoes of the dream on Mich Café, my friend @Micheline‘s Blog

Armenian Genocide: Echoes of the dream

This is Ararad

This is Ararad

As always, click on the photo to view the larger size.

“…When there is no way or a chance,
the crazy ones do find solution…”

Part of an Armenian patriotic song dedicated to the Sartarabad Battle – 1918. A battle that not only stopped the Ottoman advance into Yerevan,  but also preventing the complete destruction of the Armenian nation. A battle that did put the foundation of the first Armenian Republic back in 1918, May 28.

Sartarabad Monument`

Sartarabad Monument

 

Statue of David of Sassoun, an Armenian epic hero.

David of Sasun - Սասունցի Դաւիթ (Սասունցի Դավիթ)

David of Sasun – Սասունցի Դաւիթ (Սասունցի Դավիթ)

 

Karahunj also called as Zorats Karer, or Karahunj or Carahunge (Քարահունջ, Քարահունճ կամ Զորաց քարեր) is an ancient archaeological site near the city of Sisian, Syunik province, Armenia.

Although there are various studies about the site, the latest show that it was also used as astronomical observatory.

A set of more than 200 erected stones out of which about 85 do have holes on them, made the ancient observatory, which is  3500 years older than England’s Stonehenge and 3000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids.

What better way to photography an observatory than to view the biggest star, the sun, through it.

Karahunj - Zorats Karer - The Oldest Astronomical Observatory

Karahunj – Zorats Karer – The Oldest Astronomical Observatory

I especially liked the Armenia Tricolor (Red – Blue – Orange) like colors that appeared on the lens flare.

After “flying” on wings of Tatev / Datev (photos soon); you’ll reach the all  magical Monastery of Tatev / Datev.

Here is a panorama, I’ll surely post other photos from this monastery too.

Panorma of Datev / Tatev Monastery

Panorma of Datev / Tatev Monastery

8 Shots, Handheld. Original more than 9100px.

As always click on the image to view the full size & let me know what you think about it :)

Panorama of Republic Square at Night, Yerevan, Armenia

360° Panorama of Republic Square at Night – Yerevan, Armenia

This comes from the main square of Yerevan, the Republic Square (Հանրապետության հրապարակ / Հանրապետութեան հրապարակ)

10 shots, original almost 18K px. Click the photo to view the 3000px version.

Let me know what you think :)

EDIT: The photos are SOOC – Straight Out Of the Camera – I wanted to leave it as it was, without any adjustments to make the lighting of the buildings more balanced.

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