June 8, 2016: Today was our second day in Armenia, a country distinguished by many monasteries and much beautiful scenery, but unfortunately rather little in terms of economic prosperity.
The indoor swimming pool at our hotel
Poppies on a hill overlooking the deep gorge of the Debet River
The priest of a 13th C (but nicely restored) monastery in the Lori Valley, talking with a parishioner
The priest singing a sacred song
Wildflowers in an abandoned fort
The vaulted ceiling of the chapel in the fort