Boston.com’s the Big Picture is one of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking photo series on the web. So when the site recently publishing an amazing look at Russia in color, a century ago, by 19th century photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, we were tempted to do our own reoccurring photo show.
Below you will find various photography that captures the life and times of Armenia found through Flickr, all using a Creative Commons license. It is interesting to note, that only one of these photographs was taken by an Armenian photographer, making up a nice collection of shots of the country and giving Armenia a little more variety than a series of century old churches or mountains.
While you look through the photos, be sure to join our group on Flickr and add your photos to the pool – based on submissions, photographs from the pool will be featured on the site.
A 106-year-old Armenian woman sits in front of her home guarding it with a rifle, in the village of Degh, near the border of Azerbaijan. 1990. Creative Commons/United Nations Photo/by Armineh Johannes
Sevan Highway sign in Armenia It says, from top to bottom, Noraduz, Sevan, Yerevan, Martuni./Creative Commons/by Tommy and Georgie
Yerevan Streets/Creative Commons/by debs-eye
Typical Armenian goodies/Creative Commons/by debs-eye
Creative Commons/by elem
Coffee Shop, Yerevan/Creative Commons/by elem
Khachkars at Noraduz/Creative Commons/by debs-eye
Smoked fish, Lake Sevan, 2007/Creative Commons/by Arthur Chapman
Old couple at Tetoo Jur/Creative Commons/by Tommy and Georgie
Noraduz/Creative Commons/by Rita Willaert
Taking a break, Armenia/Creative Commons/by Maks Karochkin
Creative Commons/by dlia_4erez_v
Dropped fruit, courtyard of Parajanov Museum/Creative Commons/by cjgberg
Traditional Armenian dolls, Vernissage Market/Creative Commons/by Rita Willaert
Creative Commons/by dlia_4erev_v
License plates/Creative Commons/by katypearce