For about two months now Yerevan’s Municipality have started a major project on cleaning and painting the buildings along city’s central streets.
The best part is, they’re washing the buildings made of pink tuff, the volcanic ash-made rock which Yerevan is renown for, and you can finally see why it was called the Pink City.
Overall, it’s great and cheerful. And the washing process itself is fun to watch, even if its somewhat loud.
On another positive note, new road-signs have been put up recently in the center of Yerevan, displaying street names in Armenian and English, which are very helpful for tourists, as well as guests of the capital from Armenia’s provinces. I remember, for example, how hard it was for me to find my way around Yerevan back in the 90′s. I constantly had to stop and ask passers by for directions.