20 years ago - last weekend commemorating this tragedy
A terrible earthquake hit northwestern Armenia in full winter 1988, on the 7th of december at 11h41.
A typical grave monument in Gyumri (formerly Leninakan), the biggest city in ruins after the Spitak earthquake. About 25000 died; many more got injured and survived in great distress. This happened to a background of the collapse of the Sovjet Union. Even 15 years after the effects were still very visible everywhere in town.
Many of the graves picture the defunct with some elements of his life and in this case the events.
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sayat (2949) 2008-12-11 11:38
It's nice to see another shot of Armenia from you after a long time! This shot has a subject very rarely presented in TE and it's also very touching. Great management of light despite the strong backlight. We hope to see more my friend.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-02-07 4:36
A moving and concerning subejct well presented here with a good framing well selectd and a good managment of light.
Have a good WE,