Khor Virap is one of the most popular destinations in Armenia for a number of reasons, primarily because it is where Grigor Luisavorich (St. Gregory the Illuminator) was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. To this day you can visit the underground chamber he was imprisoned, located in the nondescript St. Gevorg Chapel apart from the main church.
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chrizoneill (424) 2007-06-13 17:39
Great shot it really is the wonderful POV and the sense of scale that makes this a small masterpiece!! Well done.
adores (28536) 2007-06-13 18:45
Very good scenery here! I like this plants in the foreground,that beutiful monument and then that huge mountain the background covered with snow. The clouds are also a nice detail. Good colours also!
SasunsyDavit (77) 2007-06-13 18:58
Wow such magnificant colors, i love this picture. The mountain looks so clear and majestic. Good shot!
fotoguy22 (4210) 2007-06-13 23:39
Hello Christina: I like the huge mountain in the background of the old building. The image looked like it could use some contrast and saturation so I did a workshop which I hope you like.
Greetings from Florida.............Greg
Ferrus (789) 2007-06-14 3:08
WOW ! Great composition............it couldn`t be better
The Holy Mountain looks so proud - it seems like it protects his little sister the church.
Thank you for this wonderful photo.
Calimero (572) 2007-06-14 9:38
Wooow it is wonderful capture. This huge mountain images is excellent. Color and POV are nice also... Thank you for sharing.
sayat (2944) 2007-06-15 11:11
A very classic yet excellent shot Dear Christina. The composition is perfect and the details are amazing. Thanks for showing us again this sacred mountain.
inan (28) 2008-04-19 13:17
Very nice photograph.. with green and light brown in front; blue, white and icy colors background and clouds passing by...
Keep up sharing such magnificient photographs,
Jardim (3243) 2008-06-25 14:21
beautiful landscape, is like the elephant (mountain) and the mouse (Church).Well done
magiqa (1292) 2008-07-18 6:09
Great and close view of Ararat, which I recently saw, when I visited Armenia. But your photo is better than mine, and also you have the beautiful church in the foreground.
- Copyright: christina gale (cgale) (62)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Places to visit - In between Nature & Culture, My favorite photos (15) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-13 17:26
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