Another hot sunny day in Yerevan (Erevan). Fantastic weather but yes, very warm during the day. Visits included Yerevan City Bus Tour (double-decker big bus tour), Matenadaran old books collection, Cascades Cafesjian art galleries, Russian Art Gallery.
The Big Bus Tour of Yerevan takes you through central Yerevan, past the brandy factories, up to the Armenian Genocide Museum, past several other Yerevan sights and monuments, up to the top of the Cascades, and back into the center near the Yerevan Opera House. A great way to orient yourself and get a bit of commentary about Yerevan.
The Matenadaran is the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts with a very large collection of old books and bits of paper, although you don’t get to see all of them but it’s still worth a visit – one of the more popular sights to see in Yerevan.
Had my first encounter with the Armenian police force when jay-walking across a road. I wondered why I hadn’t seen many people do that. I got redirected to a pedestrian crossing without interrogation, fine, or a jail sentence. But he did give me a stern frown and a blast of the police siren.
More Matenadaran photos
Russian Art Gallery photos and post to be added