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