On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

The capital of sunny Armenia is a rather hospitable city. Imagine the city with a million-plus population without McDonalds where numerous construction sites are slowly interfering in the Soviet urban image. Despite all attempts, as opposed to Batumi and Tbilisi, Yerevan does not sparkle with a tourist glamour – its streets are full of life.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Yerevan and other Armenian cities can never be confused with any other ones because of the special claret-colored houses. Thanks to tufa Soviet buildings look so cool.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

There are a lot of nice examples of Soviet architecture in Yerevan.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

The city is fully Soviet. Since 1924 it had been absolutely reconstructed.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Many yards are beautifully painted.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Little Ararat.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Yes, as it was already mentioned, Yerevan does not have McDonalds, though it has KFC, Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola and some American banks, but as for the rest – it’s like a reserve city.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

TV tower.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

They do whatever they want with houses.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Tufa again and live traditions.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Roofs are never locked so people often make barbecue and rest on them.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Inside one of the houses.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

The cinema named “Russia” was transformed into a market.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

It’s just a random picture, they really have as many buyers as you see on this very picture.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

They have a lot of cool stuff for sale.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Nagorno-Karabakh is considered to be the second Armenian state there.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Skewers.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

These are Armenians, and they consider themselves to be Armenians, we mean they do not mind to listen to jokes about Azerbaijanis or Georgians.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

They like sunflower seeds.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Unfinished cascade.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

All reinforcement is already rusted which violates the building technology.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Yerevan Monaco.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Maison Charles Aznavour.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

The modern buildings which look much better than other modern buildings in the city.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Hrazdan stadium.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Las Vegas of Yerevan. Yes, they build what they wish – it can be absolutely anything.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

They say, that Ukrainian girls work in the casino.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

This building is one of the most beautiful in Yerevan. It’s a sports complex of the 80s built in the futuristic style.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Citizens of Yerevan prefer eating at home.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Public transport is mainly represented by little buses where people have to bend double.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Bus stop.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Looks exotic, doesn’t it?

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

They pay when get off which is rather convenient.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

The only subway line of Yerevan (ten stations) is proudly named “The First Line”. The second one exists only on the drawings and only oligarchs can set it going, but they prefer to finance the cascade – the one we showed you above.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Like many others, it’s the city of poor and rich.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

The bus station.

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

It is awesome inside!

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

On a Visit to the Armenian Capital

Nobody knows what this car is doing here, inside the building of the bus station, but it has been standing here for a long long time.

Do not think the city is gloomy, it is rather beautiful and interesting and absolutely worth visiting.

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

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