The land of Ararat.
Photo: Armin Wegner at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan.
Armin Wegner (1886 – 1978), was a German soldier and medic in World War I who was stationed in the Ottoman Empire during World War I and became a witness to the Armenian Genocide. As an eyewitness, Wegner took hundreds of photographs which documented the genocide of the Armenian people as it was unfolding throughout the Ottoman Empire.
Source: Gevork Nazaryan, historian, armenologist
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Found these beauties at a local liquor store
Reminds me of how Armenian brandy/cognac was turned into a brand. I don’t remember the details, but if I remember correctly it was something like this. The importer of said Armenian brandy to France (late 19th, early 20th century) hired good looking well dressed young people, who would go into liquor stores and ask for Armenian brandy. When told that the store didn’t carry Armenian brandy they would leave disappointed. Soon enough liquor store owners started ordering Armenian brandy to meet the demand. Once it hit the shelves people started buying it and since it was indeed good brandy it took off.
Summer is not over yet… There is still time…
Spring is here ;)
Such an awesome day today. The weather was perfect, sunny, but not to hot or cold. Because of Easter the traffic was at a minimum, people were just out walking, not hurrying anywhere.
Just won my bet against randomestusernameever. We had a bet that whomever spots the other first wins a round of garejur (beer). Today at 4:28 I bolt out of my house to get to the bank across the street, that closes at 4:30 and who do I spot right in front of my house? randomestusernameever, that’s who.
It was Hranush Hakobyan’s (Diaspora minister) birthday recently. Her staff wrote her a congratulatory letter.
You can read the original Armenian version here. Or English translation bellow.