Two to three hours’ drive northeast of Yerevan is Lake Sevan. We drove past the lake as we would stop there on our way back. Down on a very winding road we came to the village of Dilijan in an area called “The Armenian Switzerland”. Frankly I did not see the resemblance, but that might be me. Further down an into another valley we came to the Goshavank complex with churches, monastery, chapels, bell tower, etc. It was an important religious teaching establishment, but has no organized religious function any more.


Some of the cross stones were spectacular and the best is from 1291 and we know the name of the carver, Pavgos.DSCF5280

But there were also more crude crosses, probably made as part of a seremony.

I mey this boy with his mother on their way to the church, and I just had to tke his picture.



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