Farewell to 2014

Dilijan, Armenia
When I sat down to put together a photo essay on 2014 travel highlights I noticed that many of the shots I chose were black and whites. The year itself was rather black and white, too. Full of unexpected turns, life lessons and bumpy roads. Unexpected turns and bumpy roads are still beautiful and I find them worth sharing here. It’s not only about candies and roses after all.
I was aiming to pick 14 images but I gave up. I was never good at counting. Not to mention decision making.
Rila Mountains, Bulgaria
2014 was a year when I learnt how to settle down. I learnt what love is and what love was not. I valued regional travel and all the little discoveries I can make in my Caucasian yard. There is so much beauty at my doorstep. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to not let myself ever forget that. 2014 was a year when I learnt to call the Caucasus “mine”. I learnt how to live in a country where you have no chance to blend in. I learnt how to be myself and feel good about it. I learnt that I need no stuff. I learnt what I’m good at. I learnt that my dreams are all I have. Well, maybe not. I also have a camera and some shots I would like to share with you.
Alaverdi, Armenia
Recycling the flower petals, Genocide Memorial, Yerevan, Armenia
Aragatsotn Region, Armenia
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Yerevan Skyline
Sofia, Bulgaria
Istanbul, Turkey
Umbrella Waterfall, Nagorno Karabakh Republic
Uplistsikhe, Georgia
Davit Gareja Monastery, Georgia
Ananuri, Georgia
Signagi, Georgia
Sumela Monastery, Turkey
Dilijan, Armenia
Somewhere Around Gavar, Armenia
Lake Sevan, Armenia
Uzungol Lake, Turkey
Happy New Year to each and every one of you.
We hope it holds a lot of love and light and that no filters will be needed in 2015.
With warmest wishes,
Zof&the camera.

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