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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Argentina
Buenos Aires
Plaza de Mayo
Casa Rosada
 Plaque commemorating Juliot Roca, president 1880 - 1886.
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Plaza de Mayo
Casa Rosada
 Writings of Vitoriano de la Plaza, president 1914 - 1916.
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Plaza de Mayo
Casa Rosada
 Tango music written by Hipotiti Yrigoyen, president 1916 - 1922 and 1928 - 1930.
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Plaza de Mayo
Casa Rosada
 Jug with the face of Bartoleme Mitre, president 1862 - 1868.
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Chacarita Cemetary
 Carlos Gardel made Tango acceptable during his career between 1917 and 1935. His most famous song is "Volver".
Argentina
Buenos Aires
 The house of Bartolome Mitre, former soldier, journalist and president in the 1860s.
Argentina
Buenos Aires
 Line A is the oldest metro in South America (1913).
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Recoleta Cemetary
 The tomb of Eva Duarte who married President Peron and is better known as Evita.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 San Ignacio Mini is one of the largest of the Jesuit missions in the Northern province of Los Missiones.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Guarani dwellings. The indigenous Guarani preferred to live in the mission where they would be educated rather than slave in the Spanish colonies.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 At its peak 4000 Guarani lived at the Mission.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 The main plaza.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 The Yerba Mate tree is the source of a local tea called Terere.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 The Mission was founded in 1696, reaching its height in the 1730s.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Cactus in the main plaza.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 The museum is housed in a beautiful colonial house.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Painting showing life in the Mission for the Guarani.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
Cathedral
 The Cathedral dates from 1724 and is 74m long.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
Cathedral
 The Cathedral and has 2m thick walls.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
Cathedral
 The gateways are elaborately carved.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
Cathedral
 Stone carvings at the base of the cathedral walls.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Jesuit coat of arms. The Jesuits were expelled by Spain in 1767.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Cloister with stone hand rail.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Detail of stone hand rail.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Detail from the gate of the ruined Jesuit mission.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Carved stone on the side of the gate.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 The library.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 School buildings.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Corner carving on the school.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Carved angel.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Flooring.
Argentina
Los Missiones
San Ignacio Mini
 Stone well. The Mission ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
 Ruined monastery on the canyon ridge.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
 Ruined building on the ridge of the canyon.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Sanahin Monastery dates from the 11th century.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 The oldest buildings date from 928.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 The entrance to several chapels.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Khatchkhars are distinctive ellaborately carved Armenian headstones often with cross motifs.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Detail of the carving on the khatchkhar.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 External carvings of different colours.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Interior of the church.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Floor made from gravestones.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Detail of a floor made of tombstones.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 The altar area.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Carved pillar in the main church.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Small chapel where dead bodies are interred before burial.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Carved crosses.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Ancient cemetary.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 The main church is covered with moss.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 One of the smaller churches.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Delicate crosses carved on the wall of a church.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 Elaborate carving on the outside wall.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Sanahin Monastery
 The latest structures date from 1211.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
 Museum dedicated to the Mikoyan brothers who designed the Soviet MiG jet fighter.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
 Haghpat Monastery at the top of a ridge above a village.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Haghpat Monastery under a cloudy ridge above the canyon.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 The main monastery buildings.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 The monastery was founded in 976.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 The belltower has Persian influence.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 External cross on the belltower.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 The monastery overlooks the canyon.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Tombstones.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Moss covered buildings.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Wooden carved door with bird and geometric patterns.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 The interior of the main church.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Khatchkhars are stone carved headstones.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Carved interior walls.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Detail of a khatchkhar.
Armenia
Debed Canyon
Haghpat Monastery
 Group of monastery buildings.
Armenia
Yerevan
Cascade
 The Cafesjian Museum of glass.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 Mesrop Mashtots teaching his newly invented Armenian alphabet to a pupil.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 The Gospel of Echmiadzin which dates from 989.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 Illuminated Palatine Bible from 1336.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 13th century illumination.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 Copy of "On The Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres" by Copernicus.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 Metal bound Bible from Khlat dated 1653.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 Folk singers with musical instruments from the 14th century.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 13th century drawn book.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 1471 monastic Bible.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 Detail of illumination.
Armenia
Yerevan
Matenadaran
 The 13th century Persian poet, Saadi, published in 1841.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Photograph of the painter Martiros Saryan (1880 - 1972) painting the composer Arum Khachaturian.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 The museum is in the artist's former home and studio.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Detail of "Evening in the Garden" which was painted in 1903.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 "Egyptian Masks" (1915).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 "In the Grove of the Sambek" (1909).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 "Mount Ararat" from the 1920s series commemorating Armenia.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Painting of the countryside near Mount Ararat (1925).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Portrait of botonist Nora Gabrielian, dated 1960.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 "The Church of Kamravor" is one of the artist's later paintings, dating from 1958.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 "Picking Potatoes in Asqabad" (1934).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Triple portrait of the artist's wife from 1935.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 "Arabian Dancer" by Armenian artist Martiros Saryan from his 1913 visit to Istanbul.
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Portrait of Katherine Saryan (1957).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Portrait of composer D Shostakovitch (1963).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Portrait of sculptor N Nikoghosian (1955).
Armenia
Yerevan
Martiros Saryan Museum
 Self portrait of the artist in his studio.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Carved wooden disk.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Detail of a hunting scene on a wooden disk.
Armenia
Yerevan
Folk Art Museum
 Wooden carving of a group of musicians.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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