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

About Sights – The Highest Restaurant in Svaneti

Zuruldi is the highest restaurant in Svaneti

Situated at a height of 2340 m, the Zuruldi restaurant near the town of Mestia is the highest restaurant in Georgia’s Svaneti region (Georgian: სვანეთი). The restaurant is a popular venue for visitors to the Hatsvali Mountain Ski Resort. The views from the restaurant are breathtaking. How to get there? By car or minibus from the … Continue reading

About Sights – Kintrishi Protected Areas

Arch stone bridge at Kobalauri village.

The Kintrishi Protected Areas (Georgian: კინტრიშის დაცული ტერიტორიები) are located between the Black Sea and the mountain system of Achara-Imereti in the gorge of the Kintrishi River in Georgia’s Ajara region. It consists mainly of mountains and gorges covered with forests of beech, chestnut, hornbeam, oak, and silver fir. Kintrishi Protected Areas covers 18 893 hectares and consists … Continue reading

About Sights – Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Panorama Trail in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Covering more than 85,000 hectares of native forest and alpine meadows, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (Georgian: ბორჯომ-ხარაგაულის ეროვნული პარკი) in central Georgia is one of the largest National Parks in Europe. In Medieval times the area covered by the park was used by Georgian nobles for hunting. The park was created with the support of the World … Continue reading

About Architecture – Contemporary Styled Restaurant at Sataplia

Restaurant at the Sataplia Nature Reserve

The stunning, contemporary styled restaurant at the Sataplia Nature Reserve in Tskaltubo district, near Kutaisi (Georgian: ქუთაისი), in Imereti region was designed by Georgian architects “TOURBILLION”. The Sataplia Nature Reserve was set up in 1935 to protect the five caves and dinosaur footprints found in the area. Sataplia means ‘place of honey’. The restaurant, together … Continue reading

About Sights – Chachuna Managed Reserve

Chachuna Managed Reserve

Established in 1965, the 5200 hectares Chachuna Managed Reserve (Georgian: ჭაჭუნას აღკვეთილი) is located near the border with Azerbaijan in the south-eastern part of Georgia. The landscape is mainly arid and semi-arid but also contains a wetland area. Wildlife watching, botanical, photographic and environmental tours can be arranged and visitors can rent a tent and sleeping … Continue reading

About Sights – Mtirala National Park

Mtirala National Park

Established in 2007, Mtirala National Park (Georgian: მტირალას ეროვნული პარკი) is situated in Georgia’s Ajara region, between the Black Sea and the western part of the Adjara Mountain Range. Covering 15,698 hectares, the park was created to preserve the Colchic type of mixed beech, lime, chestnut, alder and hornbeam and beech forests. With an average … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian Feasts by Niko Pirosmani

'Feast at Gvimradze' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

Self-taught Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) produced an immense number of paintings, many of which have been lost over time. Posthumously, his reputation grew when his naïve style became admired in the art circles of Paris after the end of the First World War. Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike … Continue reading

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