About History – Photographs of Tbilisi in 1958

In 1958, Tbilisi celebrated the 1,500th anniversary of the founding of the city by King Vakhtang I Gorgasali. To mark the occasion, an equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali was unveiled next to Metekhi Church on a cliff overlooking the Mtkvari River and the Old Town district of Tbilisi. On Sololaki hill, overlooking the city, a huge statue of Mother Georgia (Kartvlis Deda, ქართლის დედა) was erected.

Narikala Castle and the Old Town District of Tbilisi in 1958

Narikala Castle and the Old Town District of Tbilisi in 1958

Tbilisi’s first cable car route was opened in 1958.

Cable car in Tbilisi in 1958

Cable car in Tbilisi in 1958

 

Old balconied houses on top of the cliff above the Mtkvari River in 1958

Old balconied houses on top of the cliff above the Mtkvari River in 1958

 

The Mtkvari River in Tbilisi in 1958

The Mtkvari River in Tbilisi in 1958

 

Tbilisi in 1958

Tbilisi in 1958

 

Narikala Castle and the Old Town District of Tbilisi in 1958

Narikala Castle and the Old Town District of Tbilisi in 1958

Photographer(s) unknown.

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