About Sights – Vanis Kvabebi Cave Monastery

Vanis Kvabebi cave monastery. Photo courtesy of National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia

Vanis Kvabebi (Georgian: ვანის ქვაბები) is a cave monastery in Samtskhe-Javakheti region near the more famous cave city of Vardzia. Begun in the eighth century, the monastery complex consists of 16 levels of cells, storerooms and stair tunnels.  There are two churches in the complex, including a small domed church that clings to the rock … Continue reading

About Architecture – New Bridge over the River Borjomula

Foot Bridge over the River Borjomula at Night

A new pedestrian bridge is to be built across the River Borjomula near Borjomi Park in the spa town of Borjomi (Georgian: ბორჯომი) in Samtskhe – Javakheti region of Georgia. Borjomi is famous for its mineral springs which were discovered over one thousand years ago. The water is of volcanic origin, pushed up to the surface from 1500m below ground by … Continue reading