Cooling towers of the Metsamor nuclear power station in Armenia in September 2010. One of the last old operating Soviet reactors built without containment vessels, its location in a seismic zone has drawn renewed attention since Japan’s earthquake-and-tsunami-triggered crisis.
“We Are Our Mountains”, a large Armenian monument north of Stepanakert. The sculpture, completed in 1967 by Sargis Baghdasaryan, is widely regarded as a symbol of Armenian heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh. The monument is made from volcanic tufa, and depicts an old man and woman hewn from rock, representing the mountain people of Karabakh.
This Amernian bus stop goes back to basics. No benches, just a slab of metal to shelter commuters from the rain and an interesting piece of metalworking holding the slab aloft. Perhaps children use this stop as a makeshift jungle gym while waiting for the bus.