10 Days of Tbilisi, con’t

Back again, with more photos from my 10 Days in Tbilisi, which began at Thanksgiving. This issue includes photos from Mtshekta one of the oldest cities and former capital of Georgia. Just to give you an idea of how different the perspective on history is in most places outside of the U.S., when Georgians say “former capital” they mean 3rd century BC – 5th century AD!

Clicking on any photo below will increase its size and display it in a slide show format.

I am completely taken with the wool felting process in Georgian, the art and clothing from felt is amazing. I want to buy it all, but so far have limited myself t a few pieces, which you saw at the end of the photo gallery.  If you want to learn a bit more about wool felting, click here. (I don’t know these artists, but their web site gives you a good idea of the process.)

That’s it for now, still more photos to follow . . .

10 Days in Tbilisi

I’ve been working and living in the city of Tbilisi, Georgia for six weeks. I live and work at opposite ends of the city; my one-way daily commute takes about an hour via bus and minibus. For the first few weeks my sightseeing was limited to the view from the windows of buses, but I made-up for it over Thanksgiving weekend when I met-up in Tbilisi with an American friend and former Peace Corps Volunteer from Macedonia. We rented an apartment in the center, which was perfect for seeing the sites in and around Tbilisi. We had a great time. This weekend I will be posting a bit of what we saw then and what I have seen in the following days. Clicking on any photo, will display all of them in a larger size and in a slide show format.

It all began with Thanksgiving in Tbilisi, we shared an eclectic assortment of food, and  one of my fellow Peace Corps Response Volunteers brought this lovely table decoration. Good company in a foreign locale more than made-up for our lack of traditional Thanksgiving fare . . .

The last photo is the sign of a restaurant with a sense of humor in Old Towne Tbilisi. The bookstore in the photos is Prospero Books, a wonderfully caffeinated literary oasis in the center of Tbilisi. The cappuccino is rich and foamy, the atmosphere is cozy and warm, the clientele is interesting and friendly, and the experience perfect.  

*Food photos and lots more to follow. * The static photo on the left side of my main page is a piece of art my friend purchased. Again, I love the Georgian folksy, whimsical style.* The snow is compliments of WordPress!*

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