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Friday, October 23, 2009

Georgia (7)






I went back to Mtskheta a few weeks ago! This city is a very short drive
from T'bilisi and functioned as the ancient capital of Georgia. I actually
visited this place my first weekend here but have few memories of it because
I was so jetlagged. On the first trip, I sent pictures of Jvari Monastery,
the monastery perched above the city. On this trip, I have pictures of a

fortress (Bebris Tsikhe) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral but only have room for
the former in this posting. More information on this area can be found at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mtskheta
Now for the pictures:
#1 Jvari Monastery from far away
#2 A fortress wall
#3 The river below
#4 Beautiful hills
#5 Another one of the fortress

4 comments:

  1. Thanks again for sharing your photos with us!
    I have read that the Russian poet Lermontov, wrote a poem about the beauty of Djavari Monastery. The poem's title is "Mtsiri" and it is considered a masterpiece of Russian poetry.
    “Several years ago/ there, where are noisily joining, / hugged with one another like two sisters, / the streams of Aragvi and Kura, / was a monastery. From behind the mountains / and now the pedestrian sees / Columns of caved gates, / Towers, and ecclesiastic dome…”

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  2. Oh, Lilia! I am so glad you told me about this. Otherwise, I would never have known. I wonder if my Georgian friends are aware of this poem. I'll ask them about it. Thank you again!!!

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  3. You're so welcome, my dear friend. Please let me know if your Georgian friends know this poem.

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