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Yerevan bookmark

A few years ago a fellow countryman of mine, Roger GODET (rodgerg) posted very regularly pictures on TE. He was also specialized in bookmarks.
Too bad we get no new pictures of him.

Here I've also tried out one.
The picture is taken inside the Blue Mosque of Yerevan. The interior of the Blue Mosque looks quite red, don’t you think so ? :) Just because I was fixed on the carpet of course.

In my gallery you will find only a few pictures of the daily life, a category in which I haven’t yet undertaken much and I’m not really sure if this picture can qualify for this.
Frankly, I do not see in which category it might fit.

From the Lonely Planet guide:
The mosque was built in 1765 by the Persian Governor Hussein Ali Khan as a place for Friday sermons and features a medrese (religious college) built around a garden courtyard, a 24 m high minaret and a brightly tiled turquoise dome.

During the Soviet era it didn’t function as a mosque but it was a museum. After the independence of Armenia and with the support from the Iranian government, the Blue Mosque became again an Islamic prayer house.

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