Mushurba–the golden cup of Gyumri

by Beth Shepherd
( March 5th, 2015 )

When I saw this photo of a giant mushurba statue in Gyumri, I was dismayed. Despite all the photos I took to remember the city, how did I miss this? I felt a better when I read it hadn’t been installed until 2013. We visited in 2011 and 2012….

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Photos from Gyumri

by Beth Shepherd
( October 17th, 2014 )

Photos from Gyumri, Armenia show her old world beauty. Not beautiful in the way one might describe Paris or Prague, but with her breathtaking metal downspouts, luminous tuff buildings, and plentiful sculptures, Gyumri has a beauty all her own. Even with the destruction wrought by the earthquake that devastated the …

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A girl from Gyumri

by Beth Shepherd
( October 10th, 2014 )

Three years ago we met a tiny girl from Gyumri…
The girlA baby girl
A girl
The girl and her Dada…

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