The grand ballroom on the top floor of the National Gallery of Armenia.

The grand ballroom on the top floor of the National Gallery of Armenia.

ESPI_Tumo_10302010_1_7874.jpg
ESPI_Tumo_10302010_1_7877.jpg
ESPI_Tumo_10302010_1_7879.jpg
 Armenian rug salesmen pass the time with a game of cards in the market.

Armenian rug salesmen pass the time with a game of cards in the market.

 Tourists browse the gift shop at the entrance to Gerhardt, a 4th century cave church.

Tourists browse the gift shop at the entrance to Gerhardt, a 4th century cave church.

ESPI_Tumo_10312010_2_8398.jpg
ESPI_Tumo_10312010_2_8393.jpg
 A family celebrates the baptism of their child at Gerhardt Monastery.

A family celebrates the baptism of their child at Gerhardt Monastery.

 The main chapel of Gerhardt Monastery was completed in 1215 as an addition to the 4th century monastery complex built in the caves along the Azat river.

The main chapel of Gerhardt Monastery was completed in 1215 as an addition to the 4th century monastery complex built in the caves along the Azat river.

ESPI_Tumo_10312010_2_8423.jpg
ESPI_Tumo_10312010_2_8294-Edit-Edit.jpg
 Yerevan, Armenia. November 2010.

Yerevan, Armenia. November 2010.

ESPI_Tumo_10312010_2_8244.jpg
ESPI_Tumo_10302010_1_8196.jpg
 An elderly man shuffles through Republic Square where Lenin's statue once stood

An elderly man shuffles through Republic Square where Lenin's statue once stood

 The Armenian Genocide Memorial honors the nearly 1.5 million Armenians killed between 1915 and 1917.

The Armenian Genocide Memorial honors the nearly 1.5 million Armenians killed between 1915 and 1917.

 This decapitated statue of Vladimir Lenin, kept under lock & key at the National Gallery, has become a source of oddly placed and well guarded shame for those who remember the "good 'ol days" of the USSR.

This decapitated statue of Vladimir Lenin, kept under lock & key at the National Gallery, has become a source of oddly placed and well guarded shame for those who remember the "good 'ol days" of the USSR.

 The view of Republic Square from the roof of the National Gallery of Armenia.

The view of Republic Square from the roof of the National Gallery of Armenia.

ESPI_Tumo_10302010_1_7958.jpg
ESPI_Tumo_10302010_1_8005.jpg
 A young couple at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

A young couple at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

 Sam & Sylvia Simonian, in the bleachers at Tumo.

Sam & Sylvia Simonian, in the bleachers at Tumo.

 Tumo Center for Creative Technologies opened on August 14, 2011.

Tumo Center for Creative Technologies opened on August 14, 2011.