Yuri Mechitov


City of Ani

Ani was the capital of an Armenian Kingdom more than one thousand years ago. It had population of at least 100 000 and it was known as the "City of 1001 churches". This ghost city uninhabited over three centuries is located near town of Kars in northeastern Turkey. I visited these sad remains on May 2007.

Washed away

The present series is the result of my carelessness. 20 years these photos were kept in my damp (!?) cellar, finally water leaked into the cellar and destroyed everything. These photos were disappearing right in front of my eyes and I managed to scan them in time, however, these photos acquired another aesthetic degree.

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