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... where Gregory had met with the King to discuss Christianity. It was also the site of a Urartian temple thousands of years before so it was sacred ground. I wonder if the ancients felt that even if pagans worshiped in a place that that made the ground somehow holy or at least spiritually blessed and thus propitious for the next religion. In spite of the fact that the Zvartnot Cathedral had been a monastery and the seat of the Patriarch no records ...
Up early and eventually down to arranged 0730 brekkie. Had a couple of javas, some juice and eventually all of an English breakfast.
0830 departure for Gatwick airport. Into some parking lot where Diane and I left Ray to deal with the vehicle. Met Dave near the Ukranian International Airlines check in for which we had to wait some 25M or so.
Checking in was fine. Security was well organized. Off to a ...
... tastes pretty damn good after close to two months on the road and eating almost nothing but hotel breakfasts every day. Sure, the variety has been quite good at a few of the places, but a few pieces of simple French toast can taste pretty awesome when you haven't had it in a while.
So what to do after breakfast? Well, the French toast was found at the Artbridge Bookstore Cafe, so after eating, I spent ...
... ruined Cathedral was one of the first Cathedrals in the country. It was ruined in the 900's - most likely by an earthquake but not totally known. The small museum here showed about architecture of the various Armenian churches.
After Zvartnots, I caught a minibus back to Yerevan. We drove past the huge American Embassy there - probably the largest embassy I've seen. Arriving in Yerevan, it was early enough to hightail it to the Genocide museum, which was to close at ...
... fate of this tenderness, which is either crushed, or wasted, or transformed into madness;"
Shtepan was tender, but he wasn't happy. Two wives had left him. He lived alone, except when his mom came by to make butter. Occasionally, wandering Americans spent the night.
"If you clean your plate, you'll have a beautiful wife." He taught me an Armenian saying in the morning, as we ate eggs.
I thanked him for ...