Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ani – Ghost City of 1001 Churches

I just love these ancient buildings...it sends a shiver down my spine to look at them.

Ani – some call it the City of 1001 Churches, others the City of Forty Gates.  Yet no one has called it home for more than three centuries.

Abandoned by its once prosperous and powerful inhabitants, it is situated on the Turkish side of a militarised zone between the border of Turkey and Armenia.

The city of Ani is no stranger to death, destruction and desertion.

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