Centenarians of Adjara, Georgia

Ladies in Adjara, Georgia may know the secret of longevity. We can assume, combination of sea breeze, fresh mountain air and homegrown food is a trick. But, on the other hand, a caring and loving family, must be a part of it.

101 year old Maria Shaqarjani, from Batumi
108 year old Shadie Antadze, form Riketi, Khulo municipality
100 year old Antisa Norakidze, from Chaqvi, Kobuleti municipality
103 year old Patkume Diasamidze, from Chaqvi, Kobuleti municipality
101 year old Sundus Meliqadze from Zhanivri,Shuakhevi municipality
101 year old Khatije Sharashidze from Tskarota, Shuakhevi municipality
105 year old Altuni Putkaradze from Akhalsheni, Khelvachauri municipality
101 year old Tina Tapladze from Khulo
103 year old Naqipe Davitadze form Skhepi, Shuakhevi municipality
101 year old Patkume Davitadze from Skhepi, Shuakhevi ,municipality
112 year old Piqrie Iremadze from Iremadzeebi, Khulo municipality
107 year old Tuto Abashidze from Vernebi, Khulo municipality
103 year old Zaqie Davitadze from Naghvarevi, Shuakhevi municipality

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Tbilisi Street Sellers

This is the milk man who is selling Milk and Matsoni on the streets of Old Tbilisi. He is screaming “Moloko, Matsoni!”

There are women who sell raspberries (“malina”) on the streets every morning, and they make their presence known by screaming “malina, malinaaa” at the top of their lungs, with the most painful inflection.

Also, there are “Jarti” guys – “JARTS VIBAREB JAARTS!! SARECKHIS MANQANAS, KONDICIONERS, MACIVARS!!”. These guys show up once a month in an old Lady and buy out old scrap metal from the locals. However, their car looks like it’s itself is up to be sold for the scrap metal.

In some neighborhoods of Tbilisi, locals wake up to “BOTLEBS VIBAREB BOTLEEEEBS”. This means that someone is up to buy empty bottles.

Some other loud keywords can be heard in Tbilisi markets. Sellers seek attention the old school way.

President of Georgia

When walking in to a restaurant in Washington DC, it is hard to imagine to bump into the President of the USA. It’s simply impossible. But, in Georgia you may end up sitting next to the president Salome Zurabishvili.

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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