Life Impressions: Georgia

Pierre Gély-Fort is a photographer and creator of photo books. His emotional photo-series from Georgia provide a glimpse into the daily life of simple folks in Sakartvelo.

You can see his book on blurb.fr

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Chichilaki: Georgian Christmas Tree

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Georgian traditional Christmas tree Chichilaki is a must have for New Year and Christmas holidays. Chichilaki is made of hazelnut or walnut brunch. The brunch is shaved carefully, from the bottom to the top, until it has reached an appearance of a tree. On a tip of Chichilaki berries and tangerines are hang; as a symbol of prosperity.
Chichilaki is burned just before Epiphany on January 19th.

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Tbilisi, Georgia: National Geographic’s top travel pick

National Geographic named Tbilisi, Georgia as one of the top travel destinations of 2018.

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Black khinkali

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Black khinkali is now gaining popularity in some restaurants in Moscow and Tbilisi.

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Lonely Hunter: An episode from the Soviet Georgian film

“Lonely Hunter”, 1989.

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“Georgian Chuck Norris”

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“Sea Slippers on Eggs” Art Sculpture in Batumi

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This unusual art installation is the work of French sculptor Lili Fantozzi, a self-educated 39 year-old sculptor and actress, whose works have been exhibited in contemporary art galleries in Paris, Vienna, New York and Brussels.

“I presented a miniature version of the sculpture (a pair of Keds on eggs), which is symbolic of the dangerous road for which this country has traveled in terms of reconstruction,” Fantozzi explained in one of her interviews. At the same time, she added, the sculpture can be interpreted as portraying a “dangerous life, which is like walking on such subtle things as eggs that can collapse any time.”

Though the Georgian government decided to install the sculpture in Batumi, the idea of Keds shoes was changed into sea slippers, typical for a seaside city.

Locals in Georgia’s Black sea resort town of Batumi disapproved this art installation placed in front of the Radisson Blu Hotel.

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