The most depressed areas of Yerevan
• The most depressed areas of Yerevan
Honestly, I did not suspect that in Yerevan there are slums in the city center. Moreover, not a house or two, not to get lost street, and the whole area, which has taken a huge hill overlooking the central streets of the Armenian capital. Locals say that once the whole Yerevan looked that way. But first under Soviet rule, and then during the years of independence of Armenia, the city gradually changed its face completely. And only district Kond, which appeared in the XVII century, is still markedly different from the rest of the city. In fact, this is the last historic district in Yerevan. But it soon will not be ...
On the one hand, of course, part of the story disappears. On the other, and if necessary in such a story?
Do people have to live in such dreadful conditions in which they have to live in these slums?
The question remains open ...
Kond district is almost in the center of Yerevan, a 5-10 minute walk from the Place de la République. Find it easy to not notice it impossible. You walk along the street and Leo at some point you just see stretching up the hill slums, something resembling a Brazilian favela.
The area itself cut off from the city's dense building harvesting each other and grew up on each other, shacks houses. To climb to the top of the hill, we must also try to find the right path. Narrow streets and stairs are intertwined with each other, result in dead ends, then straight to the door of a house ... We have to go back and find a way back on the broken stone stairs ...
The houses are located in some completely unimaginable mess so that the window may well be on the ground level
Many houses dilapidated and falling apart, but almost all of them are inhabited.
The conditions of life, of course, unique ...
Of course, here there is not only very old houses, but also a relatively recent construction. Despite the adoption in 2006 of the resettlement program, moving itself, in fact, there is no
You see the boy on the left? He dives into the alley that goes down dramatically. Here, as everywhere - go, go, and suddenly almost street-well
The wonders of design and architecture.
We're almost at the top of the hill. Here, people live a little bit more spacious streets a little wider than the lower part of the Conde
The streets in the area do not. Everywhere one address - street Conde. And a number of houses.
To find an address, you must perfectly know the area
particles or kondeyskogo Kondo life
The residents are very surprised when they see strangers in the area. Tourists here are not particularly zahazhivayut ...
Sometimes the streets are very narrow!
The narrower street, the more likely that its end a deadlock with multiple doors to different home-cage.
This is the house. People live here.
This is their way of life
Some even refrigerator stands in the street. In the house there is no place
Home №204. Most likely, it has no one lives. But still, the front door without comment
Pay attention to the amount of electricity in one plate! Can you imagine how many apartments in a small radius! But this is not a multi-storey house ...
The joy or misfortune to be born in Conde?
Two cars. Two epochs.
Finally, we are at the very top of the hill. It offers a view of the whole Yerevan. But the joy of this kind of living here kondetsam (as residents call themselves that way) a little
former inn, which slowly past few years dismantled towers over the area
However, one excavator, abandoned on the top floor, disassemble it will be very long
The residents in this area are very friendly, although not all speak in Russian.
Samvel 10 years is building for himself and his wife's house at the very top of the hill. He lives here, right on its construction of the century.
The wife is sleeping in another room on the first floor. This is a very spacious house by local standards.
Life on the streets of Kond
The bright spot Konda
The younger generation
In the old quarter of Yerevan traditionally slept on mattresses stuffed with sheep's wool, hide such as blankets.
Wool in the mattress must be periodically washed. Ripped mattress, the wool is washed with soap and then dried in the sun
We went to a local store ..... no comment.
The mistress of the grocery store.
In the store you can buy a watermelon, and the stones to build the walls and stoves for heating homes ...
has descended down the other stairs, on the opposite side of the area ...
Again, we get to the modern bustling streets of modern Yerevan ...
Do you think that such areas should leave, or, conversely, to settle and build up a modern comfortable accommodation?