Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Armenia Day 5 - Genocide

Today's photos are mostly concentrating on the Armenian Genocide. I will not lecture you in history here, just google for more info. All I am doing is reporting what I saw today. I have to admit, it was the closest time I felt close to my origins.

I also have to confess, that as horrible as the genocide was, in some weird twisted yin yan way the world works, it made the world what it is today, Armenians are everywhere in the world because of it, I, and many others, are here because of it...

Those people died in the most horrific manner, Turkey, f*ckin RECOGNIZE ba2a the Armenian genocide that killed 1.5 million Armenian !

A bench, passed by or sat on by hundreds of thousands probably, how much more powerful can a bench get
Plaquette near the planted tree by the Lebanese President in recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Rape, violence, starvation... Armenian Genocide. 
The 18th of October 1915 issue of Russian paper "Iskry" with the article entitled "Extermination of Armenians in Turkey"
Photograph of an Armenian woman starved to death with her 2 children, in Syria - Armenian Genocide Museum
Call for help for the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide
"Bird's Nest" Orphanage of Armenian kids in Jbeil - Lebanon
City after city and country after country recognizing the Armenian Genocide
The memorial building of the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide
The flame still burns for the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide
Where my grandfather came from "Dyarbekir"
I was hoping for more autumni like trees for my photos, but I only got this one
Hribsime Church
One of my dreams came true, taking a close-up of a butterfly :) Am I lucky or what
Hribsime Church
The inside of the patriarchal church in Armenia. The oldest church (4th century) in Armenia, knowing that Armenia was the first country to adopt christianity as their state religion
More stone carving
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The oldest church (4th century) in Armenia, knowing that Armenia was the first country to adopt christianity as their state religion
Zvartnots church, which was one the highest churches to ever be built, after standing for 320 years, it collapsed, either due to an earthquake or as a result for Arab raids
Casinos on the way back from the Airport towards the center of Yerevan. Also notice the fence, this is to separate the mini-highway from all the shops on the sides to avoid traffic from parked cars or cars wanting to stop at these places. Smart eh? 3a2beil Lebnen (specifically Zouk - Adma highway)
The road was full of such stores, it just reminded me of Ouze3eh :P


  1. Very touching. It makes it so real to see all those photos and completes the journey. Again merci!!!

  2. Awesome journey Lil and wonderful pics.. Thanks for including us in this very personal and deep exploration of self and ancestry!! My favorite photo is the closeup of that beautiful butterfly.. It looks like it was posing for you.. Perhaps a message about grace, beauty, sensitivity and freedom!!

  3. I can add nothing more to Octavia's comment. Beautiful post..I'm googling Armenian Genocide as I type this..I know vaguely of it..I want to know more..Thank you for sharing.