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Tsitsernakaberd (Armenian: Ծիծեռնակաբերդ) is a memorial dedicated to the the victims of the Armenian Genocide located on a hill overlooking Yerevan, Armenia. Every year on April 24, Armenians gather here to remember the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place in the Ottoman Empire carried out by the Turkish government. In 1965 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Genocide after a million people demonstrated for 24 hours; the demonstrations are now known as the 1965 Yerevan Demonstrations. In response, the genocide memorial construction began in 1966 and it was completed in 1968. In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, crowds of people walk to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame.
The 44 meter stele symbolizes the national rebirth of Armenians. 12 slabs are positioned in a circle, representing 12 lost provinces in present day Turkey. In the center of the circle, in depth of 1.5 meters, there is an eternal flame. Along the park at the memorial there is a 100 meter wall with names of towns and villages where massacres are known to have taken place. In 1995 a small underground circular museum was opened at the other end of the park where one can learn basic information about the events in 1915. Some photos taken by German photographers (Turkish allies during World War I) including photos taken by Armin T. Wegner and some publications about the genocide are also displayed. Near the museum is a spot where foreign statesmen plant trees in memory of the genocide.
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indoka28 (5261) 2007-08-17 2:28
this is a shot which should be watch with absolute silence and pay tribute to the victims..!!
Avery beautiful and neat composition with the red and the white flower looking very good in the fg..!!
My heartfelt tributes..!!
Buin (42460) 2007-08-17 2:37
An impressive and thought-provoking photo in a perfect quality and a very skillful buildup! Thank you for showing this!
Greetings from Germany!
Achleitner (837) 2007-08-17 3:09
Really great composition. Well done to put the focus on the flowers. A really nice and calm picture!
sayat (2949) 2007-08-17 6:51
Very nice composition. Good shot.
jwillie44 (1234) 2007-08-17 8:44
Such a beautiful photo. And such an artistic Compositon and POV. I like the cool grey that surrounds your photo with the yellowish flame and the cold but vibrant colors of the rosese in front. The exposure is perfectly done and the depth of field with the foreground in detail and the flame of the memorial blurred is brillant; not to mention powerfully poetic. I'm impressed
This is a KEEPER!!!!
taypejka (1689) 2007-08-21 2:40
I can see you're in Armenia now. Wish to come back there once. I really like your composition with these two symbolic flowers and a flame behind. Well spotted.
Have a great time! Will you be staying in Armenia or moving somewhere further?
Ferrus (789) 2007-08-24 9:17
wow..what a strong photo!
I hope you had a good time in Armenia, the first Christian country of the world. It`s one of the countries I want to visit soon.
And yes, the whole world has to accept another truth; the first genocide of this century has been made against the Armenians. This isnt something that I tell; this is what the historical facts show, and what the most countries accept.
There is something very interesting on this photo;
it`s the colours of the flowers; red & white.
These two flowers are sad about what happened in the past.
Maybe one day Red & White will feel sorry, too.