I went to the Iranian Embassy today. Their website said they were open in the morning, while people on travel forums said they accepted visa applications only in the afternoon. I wanted to be safe, so I went there in the morning.
They told me to come back in the afternoon, so I walked around confusedly for a while, until I figured that I could save some time by making my visa payment now, before actually having made the application. You had to go to a certain bank in the city center for this, so I went there, made the payment, noticed a sushi restaurant next door and sat down there:
In my confusion I ordered way too much sushi, but it was great.
Then I went and made my application at the Embassy, and I was very surprised when they told me to wait a minute (or maybe it was five minutes) and then gave me back my passport with the new visa:
After this I just wandered around Yerevan for a while. Sometimes it looked rather imposing:
And sometimes it looked rather humble:
It was different from anything I’d seen in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, or Iran, in that it had original American fast food franchises:
I stayed until it got dark, and then I went to a place called Cascades: