Some photos from Armenia...

Echmiadzin - This is the central cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Garni - The Garni temple to the sun god, Helios, was built in the 1st century A.D.

Yerevan - A sample of the run-down apartments seen all over the country

Yerevan - The lives of 1.5 million Armenians lost in the 1915 genocide are remembered at this memorial

Shaki - In a country with such a hot and dry summer, this waterfall was a welcome and beautiful sight

Sisian - A viewing hole to the stars at the Armenian stonehenge, Zorakar

Tatev - The ruins of Tatev monastery, originally a fortress, built in the 9th century

Sisian - A sea of purple wildflowers

Khundzoresk - Anybody home? One of the many caves near Goris

Noravank - The isolated monastery of Norovank

Khor Virap - This church is built on the site where Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 12 years before bringing Christianity to Armenia. Mount Ararat is in the background