One thing that sealed the deal for me about visiting the country of Georgia was this mountaintop church overlooking the town of Stepantsminda. It is roughly a three hour drive north of Tbilisi on the Georgia Military Road, about ten kilometers shy of the Russian border. I tend to be drawn, photographically speaking, to the … Continue reading Gergeti Trinity Church
I fear I’m overplaying my hand. Technical capabilities are not the same as artistry, and in my case I think the former is running out ahead of the latter. What this translates to, in layman’s terms, is that I have a ton of photos from this trip to Georgia that look good; that is, they … Continue reading The Churches of Georgia
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 … Continue reading Tbilisi Cable Car Station
I wasn’t expecting this trip to involve much urbex. It was the old architecture of Tbilisi as well as the beautiful countryside that drew me to Georgia. However, it quickly became apparent that this city had many interesting abandoned and derelict buildings, many of which were easily accessible. So what’s a boy to do, if … Continue reading Cliffside Baths of Tbilisi
My days in Tbilisi tended to involve walking around all day, then getting some dinner after the sun went down, followed by a stroll back to the hotel. I love night shots, and it was an opportunity to catch the lights and shadows of the old town after sunset. My entree into photography was urbex, … Continue reading Tbilisi, Night
As I mentioned in the last post, I spent most of my time on this trip in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. Though archeological evidence suggests the site of the present city has been occupied by humans for millenia, legend has it that it was founded in the mid-5th century AD by King Vakhtang Gorgasali. The city’s … Continue reading Tbilisi Streets
I recently visited the country of Georgia, the last outpost of Europe on the far side of the Caucasus mountains. Telling people about this trip could be fraught, as most people first associate “Georgia” to mean the state, not the nation. When asked, I would say “the country of Georgia” but in some cases I … Continue reading Georgia: No, The Other One.