Tag: armenia

  • Yousuf Karsh: Portrait Photographer Extraordinaire

    written by webo29 on 2011-08-25
    Yousuf Karsh: Portrait Photographer Extraordinaire

    Yousuf Karsh, 1908-2002, a Canadian photographer of Armenian birth, was one of the world’s best known portraitists of his time. Although he shot practically everyone from Indira Gandhi to Humphrey Bogart, his most famous portrait was that of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, which he took in 1941.

  • Geghard Monastery

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-22 #places
    Geghard Monastery

    If you aim high you have to take steep steps. That would be the perfect description for the Geghard Monastery in Armenia. This outstanding example for religious architecture is not short of awkward atributes, which made it a UNESCO world heritage. Geghard was originally named Ayrivank, which means "monastery of the cave" and that surely is the allegory that fits this monument best because it is assembled in the natural landscape of the mountains and becomes a part of the stones. It was built in 1215 at site of a sacred cave-spring.