This is the oldest standing church in Tbilisi, built in the early 6th century and repaired numerous times in the 15th-17th centuries as a result of numerous invasions of the Persians and Turks into Georgia. These numerous repairs are the reason for all the different building you see. In the background you can see the ultra-modern Presidential Palace, […]
Although our first few days were overcast and gloomy, by Thursday we were treated to a couple really spectacular sunrises. This one was shot from the balcony of our AirBNB apartment. Thanks to Becky Hotchkiss for removing a really obnoxious power line that went right through the middle of the shot.
This area, Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia, has housed human civilization since before the beginning of recorded time. It served as capital until the 5th century, when they moved the capital a few miles down the road to Tbilisi. The Georgians are an amazingly resilient people. Due to their extremely valuable location between Europe […]