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Caucasus Photo Journal – Week 2: Tbilisi

Every Friday during our three-month trip through the Caucasus I plan to publish a short series of photos that sum-up the week that was. Here is the second installment from Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital city. This week I also published some photos from the Dezerter Bazaar, Tbilisi’s largest food market, and a story called ‘Secret Tbilisi’, which is all about the city’s mansions and apartment buildings.

© Emily Lush 2017A WOMAN SELLING VEGETABLES AT THE DEZERTER BAZAAR.

© Emily Lush 2017 VAKE PARK. LOCATED IN THE AFFLUENT WESTERN SUBURB OF VAKE, THIS GREEN SPACE OPENED IN 1946. IT’S DISTINCTLY SOVIET IN STYLE, WITH WIDE PATHWAYS AND A HUGE STAIRCASE LEADING TO THE ‘MONUMENT TO VICTORY’.

© Emily Lush 2017 TBILISI IS HEMMED IN BY MOUNTAINS TO THE EAST AND WEST. THE CITY HAS TWO CABLE CARS AND ONE FUNICULAR TO MAKE NAVIGATING THE HILLY SUBURBS EASIER. THIS CABLE CAR WAS RE-OPENED IN NOVEMBER 2016 AFTER A LONG CLOSURE. IT CONNECTS VAKE PARK WITH TURTLE LAKE AND THE NEARBY OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY.

© Emily Lush 2017A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF TBILISI’S VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE, SPOTTED ON OUR GUIDED WALK WITH TATIANA REMNEVA. THE SECTION OF HOUSE PAINTED A BRIGHTER SHADE OF BLUE ON THE LEFT WAS RECENTLY RESTORED AFTER A FIRE DAMAGED SOME OF THE APARTMENTS.

© Emily Lush 2017 A SOVIET-STYLE APARTMENT BLOCK IN VAKE.

© Emily Lush 2017 VIEW OF TBILISI FROM THE TOP OF THE VAKE AERIAL CAR, PEEKING OUT FROM A HOLE BLOWN IN A CEMENT WALL.

© Emily Lush 2017 GEORGIAN TEXTILES ON DISPLAY AT THE OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY.

© Emily Lush 2017 A HOUSE AT THE OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY. THE MUSEUM IS COMPRISED OF A SET OF DWELLINGS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF GEORGIA, DECONSTRUCTED AND REBUILT IN TBILISI.

LEFT, A WALNUT WATER JUG DECORATES A LIVING ROOM AT THE OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY. RIGHT, ONE OF THE MUSEUM’S CARETAKERS, DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL GEORGIAN GARB.

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