Khatchkars - literally cross-stones - are a unique armenian artform.
Generally quite elaborate to even exquisite, they find their origins in simple engravings on standing stones, like the one on the foreground.
Yoy'll mostly find them at graveyards - like here at the one of Noraduz (near lake Sevan) with thousands of gravestones - but they may wel serve other "conmemmorating" purposes as well in other places.
In Noraduz you'll find gravestones from the middle ages till present day.
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mpetrovic (1532) 2006-09-17 18:15
superb photo Marc! great note, really helpful, and photo has great balance of light, colors, the sky is excellent and composition is well done.
celinaconroy (717) 2006-09-18 2:00
Fascinating image of these cross-stones and the way you have focused the attention on those with oxidation stains. Your note is also very interesting.
silycat (611) 2007-01-09 22:09
This photo has been chosen by me to represent country in which it was taken in thema "Around the world", it is a very good and sucesful capture and excellent photo!
- Copyright: Marc Tailly (haybelg) (631)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-17 15:17
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