Tbilisi 16.05.2017


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Tbilisi is very old city. It was founded more than 1500 years ago. According to old legend, Iberian tsar was hunting in this area and he shot a pheasant. The bird fall to sulphur springs. That's how was decided to found a city here.

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Beside Baku this city is a bit more dirty. There are beggars, musicians, political meetings in the streets, a lot of walls are in graffiti. Big city's life as it is.

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The city lies in the river valley surrounded by hills. Therefore some streets have a big height difference. There are also a lot of shortcuts throughout the city.

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In one day we saw quite a number of demonstrations. Police didn't try to intervene. Just was standing nearby...

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... taking photos with tourists :)

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There is a big flee market near the river. People sell here a lot of old gadgets. I saw a lot of question from visitors to sellers, but didn't see a single deal done.

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The way to the biggest church in Tbilisi was through picturesque slum.

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Tsminda Sameba (The Holy Trinity) was built in 2002, however interior is not finished yet. However the worship services are already held there.

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There are a lot of churches in Tbilisi. In general Georgians looks very religious. However there are also mosques and synagogues.

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On the hill top there are ruins of Narikala fortress. It's quite high to make a cable car there.

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The view from the top is very picturesque.

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It is possible to walk on the fortress wall. It's unbelievable that there is no handrail there. Looks like people are not falling down often enough to place one there :)

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On the central streets there are lots of restaurants with local cuisine...

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... a bit away from the central streets there are again slums. That''s the city of contrast.

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