About Events – Egrisoba Festival

The Egrisoba 2015 festival (Georgian: ეგრისობა – 2015) was held at Nokalakevi fortress (Georgian: ნოქალაქევი) in Senaki municipality, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Revived in 2014 after a 26 year pause, the autumn celebration includes folk song, traditional dance performances, flower and fruit displays, arts and crafts exhibitions, horse racing, and food and wine. Photos courtesy of Senaki … Continue reading

About Events – “Song about Samegrelo” Festival

Held on October 2-3 in the town of Khobi (Georgian: ხობი) in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, the “Song about Samegrelo” Festival featured traditional folk singing, local cuisine, and art and crafts exhibits. Now in its seventh year, the festival is organized by the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Governor’s Office, the Khobi Municipality and supported by the Ministry of … Continue reading

About Sights – Oliver and Marjory Wardrop Statue in Tbilisi

A statue of Oliver Wardrop and his sister, Marjory Wardrop can be found at the park behind the Parliament building in Tbilisi. Sir John Oliver Wardrop KBE CMG was a British diplomat, traveler and translator, known best for his role as Great Britain’s first Chief Commissioner of Transcaucasus in Georgia (1919–21), and also as the founder and … Continue reading

About Events – Tbilisoba 2015 Procession

A colorful nature themed costumed procession took place in Tbilisi as part of the “Tbilisoba” 2015 celebration. Photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. 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 ABOUT.

About Events – Tbilisoba 2015

“Tbilisoba” (Georgian: თბილისობა) is an annual festival, celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi. First held in 1979, the festival entertains Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists with a variety of events and displays. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and … Continue reading

About Events – Caucasian Cheese 2015 Festival

The “Caucasian Cheese 2015” festival was held this weekend in Tbilisi’s Rike Park. The festival was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Georgian Guild of Cheese Producers and aimed to promote and Georgian cheese making traditions. Over 60 types of cheese were displayed at the festival, including cheese made by producers from neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan. … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian artist Guram Dolenjashvili

Born in Kutaisi, Georgian artist Guram Dolenjashvili (Georgian: გურამ დოლენჯაშვილი) is particularly known for his black and white landscape drawings. A Meritorious Artist of Georgia and an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Dolenjashvili’s works are exhibited in the Art Museum of Georgia, Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum, Russian Museum and many others. Photographs … Continue reading

About Events – Georgian Wine Day

Organized by Georgia’s Ministry of Agriculture and the Wine National Agency, Georgian Wine Day celebrates Georgian wine. This year is the 8,015th Vintage! Events celebrating Georgian Wine Day were held in the cities of Tbilisi, Telavi, Kutaisi, Rustavi and Ambrolauri. The events were an opportunity for locals and tourists to sample Georgian wine and learn … Continue reading

About Events – Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi

Ilia State University organized a Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi. The annual event, which is co-organized by City Hall, was an opportunity for students from schools and universities to show off their inventions and present the various fields of science in a fun and attractive way. The first Scientific Picnic was held on the 29th … Continue reading

About Events – Krtsanisoba

The day of 300 heroes – “krtsanisoba” is celebrated annually in Tbilisi on September 24. The Three Hundred Aragvians (Georgian: სამასი არაგველი) from the Aragvi valley fought a last stand at the battle of Krtsanisi, defending Tbilisi against the invading Qajar army in 1795. A monument to the 300 Aragvians, created by A. Bakradze, was … Continue reading

About Events – Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant visits Georgia

Sixteen semi-finalists of the Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant 2015 travelled to Tbilisi in September for a photo shoot at Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace. The young Chinese women wore Georgian national costumes and learned traditional Georgian dancing. The trip was organised by the Georgian National Tourism Administration together with the Hualing Group Georgia investment group. The visit was … Continue reading

About Sights – The Café Fantasy (also called the Octopus) in Batumi

The Café Fantasy (Georgian: კაფე ფანტაზია) or the Octopus (რვაფეხა) was a coffeehouse situated in the seaside city of Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. Completed in 1975, it became a popular meeting point for both Batumi residents and visitors. During the Soviet period visitors to the Octopus could buy freshly brewed coffee, ice-cream and … Continue reading

About History – Photographs of Tbilisi in 1976

In 1976, the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic was part of the USSR. During the Soviet rule, the country’s capital, Tbilisi, became more industrialised and its population grew significantly. The following black and white photographs, taken in Tbilisi in 1976, reveal glimpses of city life during Soviet times. Photo source: Tbilisi Week CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA … Continue reading

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. Much of the Old Town has been restored under a scheme introduced by … Continue reading

About Sights – Tbilisi’s Old Town District

Tbilisi’s Old Town (Georgian: ძველი თბილისი) is one of the oldest parts of the city and nestles on the mountainside under Narikala fortress (Georgian: ნარიყალა). The Old Town is part of the Tbilisi Historic District and contains a number of officially designated monuments, churches, cobbled streets and picturesque pastel colored wooden houses with open, carved … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian artist Guram Khetsuriani

Georgian artist Guram Khetsuriani’s paintings of houses (he prefers old abandoned buildings) have attracted much praise. “If I see such an abandoned house or a ruin, I immediately imagine how life used to be here before. And although now everything seems to be dead here, I still can see people walking in the courtyard, working … Continue reading