About Events – Rustavkalakoba

Rustavkalakoba 2014

First celebrated 13 years ago, Rustavkalakoba (Georgian: რუსთავქალაქობა) is an annual festival celebrating the city of Rustavi (Georgian: რუსთავი) in the Kvemo Kartli region. It was held this year on October 19-20.               Photos courtesy of Rustavi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news … Continue reading

About Events – Kindergarten “Autumn Festival” in Tbilisi

Kindergarten Autumn Festival in Tbilisi

Children from Tbilisi’s kindergartens recently celebrated their annual “Autumn Festival” event. The event reflects the culture and traditions of the different regions of Georgia. The children dressed in traditional costume and participated in craft making, poem recitals, singing and games. The children celebrated Rtveli (Georgian: რთველი), the traditional vintage (the process of picking grapes and making … Continue reading

About Sights – Autumn Colors in Bakhmaro by Levan Sikharulidze

Autumn colors in Bakhmaro. Photo by Levan Sikharulidze.

A series of beautiful photos by Levan Sikharulidze capturing autumn colors in Bakhmaro (Georgian: ბახმარო) in Guria region. At over 2000 meters above sea level, Bakhmaro (Georgian: ბახმარო) is the highest alpine climatic resort in Georgia.             Beautiful Bakhmaro! CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about … Continue reading

About History – Freedom Square in Tbilisi

The St. George Statue in Freedom Square, Tbilisi. Photo by George Kvizhinadze via Wikimedia Commons.

Freedom Square (Georgian: თავისუფლების მოედანი) in the center of Tbilisi has undergone several name changes in its 200 year history. Built in the early 19th century in a neo-classical style with Moorish architectural elements, it was originally named Pashkevich-Erivanskaya Square (Georgian: ერევანსკი მოედანი) in honor of Ivan Paskevich, a Ukrainian general of the Russian Imperial … Continue reading

About Dance – Ensemble Erisioni

The Ensemble Erisioni

The Ensemble Erisioni (Georgian: ერისიონი) is a renowned Georgian folk dance and music ensemble that performs national dances and songs of Georgia. Established in 1885, Erisioni was first a choir of folk song amateurs before becoming a national ensemble that performs all over the world. Erisioni’s Georgian Legend performance of dances and songs of Georgia achieved global acclaim … Continue reading

About Celebrations – Georgian Wine Day

Georgian Wine Day - October 4

October 4 was Georgian Wine Day. This new celebration was marked by an event held at the Alaverdi Monastery Complex (Georgian: ალავერდის მონასტერი) in Kakheti region, in eastern Georgia. Many archaeologists believe Georgia to be the source of the world’s first cultivated grapevines and wine production over 8,000 years ago. Alaverdi Monastery is a Georgian … Continue reading

About Achievements – TBC Bank Listed on London Stock Exchange

TBC Bank London Theme

On 11 June 2014 Georgia’s TBC Bank (Georgian: თიბისი ბანკი) joined the world’s leading companies listed on the London Stock Exchange – one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. To celebrate the occasion, TBC decorated the foyer of their head office in Tbilisi with a London theme, complete with red telephone boxes, Union Jack … Continue reading

About Architecture – The Bank of Georgia Headquarters

The Bank of Georgia headquarters building in Tbilisi.

The Bank of Georgia headquarters (Georgian: საქართველოს ბანკის სათავო ოფისი) was built in 1975 to house the Ministry of Roads. Situated on a wooded site by the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi, the 18-storey building was designed by architects Giorgi Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania and consists of a monumental grid of interlocking concrete forms built in … Continue reading

About Art – Paintings of Svaneti by Davit Kakabadze

Svaneti by Davit Kakabadze. Painted in 1939.

In 1939, Georgian artist Davit Kakabadze (Georgian: დავით კაკაბაძე) (1889 – 1952) produced a very fine series of paintings of the medieval fortified towers in Georgia’s Svaneti region.  A talented artist, Kakabadze was also an innovator in the field of cinematography as well as an amateur photographer. Davit Kakabadze’s paintings recount the stories he heard … Continue reading

About Sights – Borjomi Aerial Tramway

Borjomi Aerial Tramway

Opened in August 2005, the Borjomi ropeway connects Borjomi town with the mountain above. Borjomi (Georgian: ბორჯომი) is a resort town in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge in south-central Georgia, famous for its mineral water industry. The aerial tramway journey takes just over 3 minutes and provides spectacular views of the town and Borjomi Gorge. The … Continue reading

About Architecture – Silknet Sales Office in Tbilisi

Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

The Silknet sales office in Tbilisi was designed by Architects of Invention Ltd and has a theme of a ‘transmitter’ – a device for transferring information. The futuristic styling of the ‘Transmitter’ desk reflects Silknet’s role as a leading telecommunications and entertainment company in Georgia. Photos courtesy of Silknet/Architects of Invention Ltd. CLICK on the logo … Continue reading

About Architecture – Old Photographs of the Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi

1930’s photograph of the design model for the Dinamo stadium in Tbilisi.

Designed by Archil Kurdiani, the Dinamo stadium in Tbilisi was completed in 1935 and had a capacity for 23,000 spectators. It has been reconstructed several times and is now known as the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA … Continue reading

About Sights – Signagi

The town of Signagi. Photo by Roberto Strauss via Flickr.

Situated on steep hills overlooking the Alazani Valley and facing the Greater Caucasus Mountains, the town of Signagi (Georgian: სიღნაღი), in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, is a popular destination for tourists. In recent years, the town has been transformed by reconstruction and building. The town is known for its carpet weaving, wine production, metal … Continue reading

About Sport – Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

MIA Force team driver Davit "Data" Kajaia's car at the Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014

MIA Force team driver Davit “Data” Kajaia (Georgian: დავით “დათა” ქაჯაია) won the Bridgestone Black Sea Cup 2014 held on August 24 in Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. Davit is best known for winning the Legends Euro Nations Cup in 2012 and 2013. First held in 2004, the event is organized by Tegeta Motors and the Georgia … Continue reading

About Art – Paintings of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

Impression of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal_6

Artist Mimo Mondal was born in Bangladesh and now lives and paints in Tbilisi. His water color and acrylic paintings of Tbilisi are bold and colorful. Mimo’s paintings have been exhibited in New York, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bangladesh and Georgia. Photos courtesy of Mimo Mondal. See more photos here. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news … Continue reading

About Celebrations – Mariamoba

Gergeti Trinity Church (Georgian: წმინდა სამება). Photo by Roberto Strauss via Wikimedia Commons

August 28 is Mariamoba (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin) (Georgian: მარიამობა) in Georgia. It is one of the greatest holy days and Orthodox Christians will visit a church, pray and light candles. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of … Continue reading

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