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“…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.
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.
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.
8 Shots, Handheld. Original more than 9100px.
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Handheld, 5 shots.
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This one was shot during the protest on April 24, 2012, in front of the Turkish embassy, Rabyeh, Lebanon. At 100% crop I can clearly see myself in his/her eye!
PS: If you know this little fellow, please do let me know. I would love to send a printed version of the photo over.