While in Tbilisi, I got a tip from a guy at my hotel about something I might be interested in seeing. Indeed I was, as the lower station for a defunct cable car service is now probably one of my top five abandoned sites I’ve been to.
I usually avoid specific identifications for places like these, but Georgia is honestly off the beaten path for most urbex photographers, and this place is not exactly a secret among locals. While I was there, a steady trickle of teens and tourists came through, while a group of youths chilled on the top floor, drinking beers. A couple days after my visit here, I was back in its vicinity when a young woman saw my camera and tripod and started to point out the way to the station while telling me that it was something I should see!
So, no secrecy. If you’re into urbex and find yourself in Georgia, check it out! Just don’t be a dick and trash the place. Graffiti aside (which was often quite good in its own right, as I hope to show below), it’s in great shape. I honestly hope they find a way to repurpose the building, because it would be a shame for a stunning space like this to continue to decay.