About Sights – Pastel colored houses and balconies of Tbilisi’s Old Town

Tbilisi’s Old Town (Georgian: ძველი თბილისი) is renowned for its picturesque pastel colored wooden and traditional brick houses with open, carved balconies. The houses are mainly 19th century as much of the city was destroyed by the devastating Persian invasion of 1795.

Pastel colored houses and balconies of Tbilisi’s Old Town

Pastel colored houses and balconies of Tbilisi’s Old Town

Much of the Old Town has been restored under a scheme introduced by the Tbilisi government in 2009. Called “New Life for Old Tbilisi”, the scheme is restoring and rehabilitating Tbilisi’s historical districts and neighborhoods.

Balcony in Tbilisi's Old Town district

Balcony in Tbilisi’s Old Town district

A colorful balcony in Tbilisi's Old Town

A colorful balcony in Tbilisi’s Old Town

Pastel colored carpet shop in Tbilisi's Old Town

Pastel colored carpet shop in Tbilisi’s Old Town

Balconied buildings in Tbilisi's Old Town

Balconied buildings in Tbilisi’s Old Town

Balcony in Tbilisi's Old Town

Balcony in Tbilisi’s Old Town

Veranda and balconies in Tbilisi's Old Town

Veranda and balconies in Tbilisi’s Old Town

Photo source: Tbilisi Government.

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