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From a short walk

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:33 am

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Re: From a short walk

Unread postby aster » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:43 am

Interesting! How old is this building I wonder?

Have you ever used it for observations Dr. Harout? Does the university allow visitors to come and observe on special occasions like eclipses of spacial/universal bodies?
As for the photo quality; nice contrasty blue sky and sharp details...

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Re: From a short walk

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:10 pm

aster wrote:Interesting! How old is this building I wonder?

Have you ever used it for observations Dr. Harout? Does the university allow visitors to come and observe on special occasions like eclipses of spacial/universal bodies?
As for the photo quality; nice contrasty blue sky and sharp details...

Thanks
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Don't know the exact date but during the fifties probably. It is still part of a department of the Engineering University of Yerevan.
Can't say for granting access for visitors but as they say "nothing is impossible" :D
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Unread postby [SiC] » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:48 am

Nice pictures of a nice building Doc H :D
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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:55 am

Thanks Zeb
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Re: From a short walk

Unread postby alfake » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:54 am

Curious and beautiful building, Dr. Harout! If it was not for the metallic dome, I would have thought it was the old mausoleum of an ancient warrior…
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Re: From a short walk

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:32 pm

That has to be one of the very coolest buildings I've seen in a long while. I can't help but note a vague resemblance to the Pantheon in Rome...perhaps this is more for functional reasons than visual.
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Re: From a short walk

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:50 pm

KevinBarrett wrote:That has to be one of the very coolest buildings I've seen in a long while. I can't help but note a vague resemblance to the Pantheon in Rome...perhaps this is more for functional reasons than visual.

You're right Kevin. Armenian and Greek architecture have much in common. Future Hellenistic style had a great impact.
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