Georgia (Sakartvelo) (LOTS of images)

Brecht

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In September, my bf and I travelled for two weeks around Georgia. We rented a 4WD so we were free to go where we pleased. Georgia is a beautiful country, so it was not difficult to make some good pictures, all I had to do was just point and shoot.

We started off in the capital Tbilisi. Unfortunately the weather was not that good, which resulted in flat and relativerly boring pictures. I promise the next episodes will be more exciting. I also missed the shot of my life, when leaving Tbilisi early in the morning we drove up a road which had a panorama on the old town with the fortress, just as the morning light was painting the scene in gorgeous golden light. There was no way to stop the car on the busy road however. I will never forget the sight.

If you have remarks on editing or composition, please let me know, so I can improve.



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Mtskheta and Kakheti

The next stage brought us to Eastern Georgia, to the ancient city of Mtskheta and the wine-making region of Kakheti.

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Georgian Military Highway

Next stop is the Georgian Military Highway. This road leads through the mountains over the Jvari Pass to the border with Russia. Interesting stops en route are the fortress of Ananuri and the scruffy, run-down town of Stepantsminda, which is famous for the Gergeti church and Kazbeg mountain. The sunrise is amazing there.

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Central Georgia

Next is Central Georgia, where we visited the ancient cave cities of Uplistsikhe and Vardzia and the spa town Borjomi.

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Amazing and awesome and thanks for posting!

A couple of quick suggestions -- I got overwhelmed with the photos. Have you considered putting them in an online album somewhere, and then putting the best in the posts here? I just got overwhelmed, and the scrolling format (with no thumbnails) is not the best way to look through such a comprehensive album, but I do love the images, and appreciate you sharing them!
 

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Amazing and awesome and thanks for posting!

A couple of quick suggestions -- I got overwhelmed with the photos. Have you considered putting them in an online album somewhere, and then putting the best in the posts here? I just got overwhelmed, and the scrolling format (with no thumbnails) is not the best way to look through such a comprehensive album, but I do love the images, and appreciate you sharing them!
Thanks for your feedback. Actually this is already a selection of an album of more than 1000 images, which you can see here .
 

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Thanks for your feedback. Actually this is already a selection of an album of more than 1000 images, which you can see here .
Oh! That's much better. You might want to cull some of the images here. There are folks with slow bandwidth who come here, and this is a HUGE web page to load. I'm going to visit the Flickr page now. Thanks for the link!
 

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Mtskheta and Kakheti

The next stage brought us to Eastern Georgia, to the ancient city of Mtskheta and the wine-making region of Kakheti.

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Magnificent. Lovely series and appreciate your posting. Thanks for the link too.
Love the scenery once away from the main built up areas.
Must surely have been memorable.
The camera and lens served you admirably by what's shown here.
 

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Ajara

Onto the autonomous republic of Ajara, where we visited Batumi, a seaside resort which is a fascinating mix between belle époque charm and tacky casinos. Another highlight is the national park Mtirala, which is the wettest place in Europe, which results in lush green vegetation.

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Svaneti: around Mestia

Now the most important reason why we visited Georgia: the 5000+ mountains and towers of Svaneti. This really feels like the edge of the world. Just gorgeous.

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Svaneti: Ushguli

Last episode: Ushguli, a collection of hamlets which is one of the highest settlements in Europe.

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Kutaisi

We ended our journey in Kutaisi. I hoped you enjoyed this series. Thank you, for featuring it on the front page. :)

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