Photos from Georgia
ფოტოები საქართველოს
фотографии из Грузии


The name in Georgian for the country is Sakartvelo (Georgian: საქართველო), meaning 'a place for Kartvelians'. According to ancient Georgian Chronicles, the ancestor of the Kartvelian people was Kartlos, the great grandson of the Biblical Japheth. The name 'Georgia' appeared in the Middle Ages, probably because the Gergians especially revere Saint George. The northern border with Russia runs along the Greater Caucasus mountains where the scenery is amazing (for example Kazbegi). The country has many beautiful churches and monasteries (like Ananuri or Gelati) often built in superb locations.

Sapara

Near Akhalstikhe : Sapara Monastery

 

batumi

Batumi : the harbour

 

Gelati

Near Kutaisi : Gelati Monastery

 

medieval tbilisi

Tbilisi : gathering of a medieval society
More photos of celebrations from other countries

 

Mtskheta

Mtskheta

 

Gori stalinis moedani

Gori (birthplace of Stalin)
Statue of Stalin on ... guess .... Stalin Square (obviously !)
the statue was taken down in 2010

 

Zhinvali

Zhinvali reservoir

 

Ananuri monastery

Ananuri monastery and Zhinvali reservoir

 

jvari pass

The Georgian Military Highway near Jvari pass (2676m, end of May)

 

kazbegi

Kazbegi village seen from Tsminda Sameba church

 

tsminda sameba church

Tsminda Sameba church

 

mount kazbek

Mount Kazbek (5047 m)

 

kazbegi

Tsminda Sameba church seen from Kazbegi under some dark clouds

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(you guessed : Kazbegi is one of the most beautiful places I passed on this trip)

 


Georgia was part of the 2005 trip

read about the trip
banknotes / billets de banque
travel story : toasting traditions in the Caucasus

 


from : Turkey   to : Armenia

 

 
 

 


 

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