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Noravank gorge red cliffs

Old small size jpeg revisited with an attempt to save the shot. The nature of that place is so beautiful, it would be a shame to lose these shots made with a primitive point-and-shoot camera.

 

Noravank (meaning "New Monastery" in Armenian) is a 13th-century Armenian monastery, located 122km from Yerevan in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu river (a different source talks about the Gnishik river â see below; I have no idea why), near the city of Yeghegnadzor. The gorge is known for its tall, sheer, brick-red cliffs, directly across from the monastery.

 

Gnishik gorge is located in Vayots Dzor province, on the road towards Noravank, that's why it's also called Noravank gorge. Gnishik river once streamed through the gorge, which, in turn, got its name from a village. Nowadays, a small stream that remained after the river was channeled to the village of Rind in 1990s gets completely dry in summer.

 

Armenia, 2006.

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Taken on May 7, 2006