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The guardians

The guardians
In the 1400 year old cemetery of Noraduz, in Armenia, with its extraordinary carved standing headstones, these two ladies keep a sharp watch on intruders in this rural and quiet site. It has withstood invasions and genocides. Armenia and its neighbour Georgia were both Christian countries from around 400AD. They still are, although surrounded totally by Muslim countries. The ancient churches, monasteries and religious sites in both countries are breathtakingly attractive.

Uwe Sasse, Yves Saulnier, Ernest CH, Gabi Lombardo and 32 other people have particularly liked this photo

18 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Un superbe rendu bien informé et excellemment partagé.
Bonne et agréable fin de nuit.
5 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding sepia! Stay well!

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5 weeks ago.
©UdoSm club
The sepia processing fits perfectly here... ⭐
5 weeks ago.
 ɱ ƕ
ɱ ƕ club
Great photo with feeling, no matter about technicalities. And I always appreciate the first hand comments that add dimensions to the simple picture
5 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
A lovely image of these ladies in their traditional clothing. The sepia toning suits this image perfectly, giving a timeless quality. Big huggss.
5 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Outstanding double portrait; great use of sepia here.
5 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Nice work my friend.
Have a great Wednesday, take care ;-)
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Great to have another look at these two ladies, as your previous image showed them from the rear. They're certainly full of character and probably have some amazing stories to tell.

I like the treatment you've given this one Diana.
5 weeks ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
I thought I'd seen these two guardians before, Diane.
5 weeks ago.
Diana Australis club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
They are facing slightly differently, but yes…the Babushkas!
Big hugs, Amelia
5 weeks ago.
FotoArt club
Sehr ausdrucksstark.
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Super, Diana !
5 weeks ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
sehr gut beobachtet
5 weeks ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Superb portrait of humanity.
Thank you for the note.
Abraço Diana.
5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A wonderful and interesting shot Diana.
5 weeks ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
GREAT SHOT*******************
4 weeks ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
A fine shot of these guardians, like the sepia finish. Thanks for the interesting notes.
4 weeks ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
very well edited and interesting image!!
2 weeks ago.

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