22 August 2013

Modernist icons on Lake Sevan


Lake Sevan, which is the biggest lake in the Caucasus region, is situated at 2.000 m above sea level. Being the main recreational spot in Armenia, it attracts a large number of people from ordinary folk to the president of the Republic, who owns a villa in a secluded spot. On the same peninsula there is also the former recreational home of the writers’ union which is a perfect embodiment of the now retro-futuristic idea of the communist society.


Situated on a high plain, the lake has a distinctly Alpine athmosphere. The same day that we want to escape the heat in Yerevan (around 38 degrees), heavy clouds appear around the lake and temperatures drop to 15 degrees Celsius.


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