Yerevan is happy on its birthday, it has the glitter on its face. The streets are crowded, music is everywhere, many guests, much treatment, expensive fire-works. We celebrate it luxuriously, we can even say we are showing up, we are not economizing on anything.
Now Yerevan is celebrating its birthday with a new mayor, new council of aldermen, with new projects, to cut it short – in a new manner.
Yerevan is worth it.
But I have to leave the topic a bit aside, and say how typical it is of us to celebrate a birthday in a restaurant by borrowing money, and the next day we notice upon going out of the house that there are holes in our shoes, but we don’t pay attention to that. We meet our neighbour in the elevator, who reminds us of the borrowed money, but we do not pay attention again. We come out of the building, we see that they cut the tree in the yard and we don’t pay attention, we pass by the garbage accumulated at the building escaping the street animals gathering at it, and we don’t pay attention again.We go slowly, we take the phone out of the pocket and share the photos of the restaurant in Instagram.
Yerevan jan, I wonder what presents you would love to have on your birthday?
You surely would love the green zones be improved, so that you could breathe deeply.
You would want the public transport not torture the residents every day, taking into the minibuses 32 people instead of 12.
You would want your elevators not to be used at the expense of people’s lives.
You would want your yards be lighted at night.
You would ….
138480000 AMD was spent from the budget for Yerevan’s 2800 anniversary. I am sure the web will be exploding in tons of anniversary photos.
Yerevan jan, happy birthday! I wish you be “more improved” in my coming photos.
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