Today in Watertown…

My day in pictures (I apologize in advance for all the Hipstamatic shots, I’m a little late to the game when it comes to all of these cool iPhone photo apps).

I stated the day out by participating in the Watertown Boys and Girls Club 8th Annual Road Race. My time was less than impressive, but it was a fun event nonetheless, and it benefited a great cause.

After the race, Dan and I stopped in at the Armenian Library and Museum of America. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the area, Watertown has one of the largest population of Armenians outside of Armenia, dubbing it the nickname “Little Armenia”. The museum tells the fascinating (and often sad) history of the country and it’s people.

Armenian religious reliquaries. So cool…

Armenian swords from the 19th century

Armenian illuminations and manuscripts

A traditional Armenian wedding gown

The ALMA currently has an exhibit up of the work of Yousuf Karsh, a renowned portrait photographer of Armenian heritage. There were some incredible shots of amazing people like Albert Einstein…

Martin Luther King…

and Mother Theresa.

And this week in Watertown will be a busy one for me. I’m heading over to the library tomorrow night for a free screening of, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price which I’ll write more about later (Walmart is trying to open up a location in Watertown and the town is not psyched about it). We also have our town elections on Tuesday (which I’m obviously voting in) and then Thursday night is my history of Watertown class at the high school. Much more blogging to come…

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