Near Kars, Turkey, there are the ruins of a medieval Armenian city known as Ani. The city had a population of up to 200,000 and was the rival of Constantinople in the west. The Ani Ruins lie right on the border between Armenia and Turkey. On Saturday, we visited the ruins.
The river in the picture above separates Turkey from Armenia.
Visiting Ani was incredible, and it is overwhelming to see an entire city in ruins. It makes one realize the transience of our civilizations, our cultures, our lives.