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N o r a v a n k 3

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Noravank (literally "new monastery") is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River, near the town of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery. The monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building, one of the earliest examples of cantilever architecture.The monastery is sometimes called Noravank at Amaghu, with Amaghu being the name of a small and nowadays abandoned village above the canyon, in order to distinguish it from Bgheno-Noravank, near Goris. In the 13th–14th centuries the monastery became a residence of Syunik's bishops and, consequently, a major religious and, later, cultural center of Armenia closely connected with many of the local seats of learning, especially with Gladzor's famed university and library.
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EuleNirgendwo's avatar

Hope those two countries find their peace again.

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What wonderful surroundings and the monastery architecture is truly amazing!

Thanks as always for the history too, Lech!

ZigNaj's avatar

Beautiful. The colors of the monastery stone make it really fit in, almost like it grew out of the ground or were carved out.

Thanks for the information! So much better than pictures where I have to track down all the info about the place.

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Lovely Details and Surroundings

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Great picture and wonderful information. The light is just... perfect!

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Wspaniały widok.

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Exceptionally well shot!!!! I love the subject matter as well.

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interesting pic, rugged landscape

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chetjeHobbyist Digital Artist

Wonderful place !

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AlberichPotterHobbyist General Artist

Stunning location and photograph Lech! :clap:

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