The mother of Georgia overlooking Tbilisi

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She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.

Photo by Shermazana

A guy in Tbilisi lays in hammock suspended from a done

According to some, this is a doll, not a human. And the video is actually is the viral ad of Natakhtari beer. Nevertheless, it went viral on twitter with some folks questioning if its real or fake.

Technological University Tower in Batumi

Inside the Batumi tower are offices, but on the outside, at an altitude of 100 meters, the tower features a ferris wheel with eight air-conditioned cabins that can hold up to 40 people. It is the first of its kind in the world. 9461095950_b253da089f_k
Photo via Andrzej Wójtowicz/Flickr
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Zurab from Tusheti

In February of 2014 my Georgian college Giorgi and I were in Tusheti, a remote part of the Georgian Caucasus mountains, to start setting up an avalanche and winter safety program in the area , but also to document the life of the few inhabitants that stay there over the winter. Our host was Zurab, a typical Georgian – hospitable as a host can be, always concerned about our well-being in the cold winter mountain environment, and with a charmingly rough character…and smoking too much. This moment shown here was typical during our stay. While I write down my notes and observations from the day out in the field, Zurab prepares hot water for tea, coffee and food in his simple kitchen, while watching TV (powered by solar) or just watching the time go by, and having his smoke.

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Akaki and his Lada

Akaki is a local guide who told me so much about Tbilisi and Georgia. He is very proud of his Soviet tour vehicle which is actually in a perfect condition! He was very eager to pose in front of Tbilisi’s Metekhi Church.

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