Category Archives: Georgia

Man from the Caucasus

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Tbilisi, Georgia 2016 He stood out from the throngs of tourists from Iran, Russia and Turkey. I got a quick shot before he heard my shutter and waved me off with a flick of his fingers.┬áBut I have no story … Continue reading

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Caucasus Mountains

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Caucasus Mountains 2016 Shkhara rises over the village of Ushguli, (Svaneti, Georgia) with its many defensive towers.

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Caucasus Costume

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Caucasus Mountains 2016 Actors dressed in traditional Georgian costume pose in front of the ancient village of Ushguli. I added a rose-colored filter to give the effect of a postcard that had been stored for generations.    

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Caucasus Village

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Caucasus Mountains, Georgia 2016 You can tell we were at about 8000ft because of the lack of trees. It is cold in Ushguli. For six months of the  year the village is blanketed with snow. The people were hardy. The men were … Continue reading

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The View from My Room

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Tbilisi, Georgia 2017 I got sick in Tbilisi and I was confined to my hotel room. Luckily, it was a lovely room with a balcony that overlooked a narrow street in the old quarter. I could see the bathhouse that … Continue reading

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Towers of Ushguli

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Caucasus Mountains, Georgia 2016 Ushguli is actually four small villages lying at the foot of Georgia’s highest mountain, Shkhara at 17037 feet. Each village is dotted with “defensive towers” which are places of safety during blood feuds. By making the photo black … Continue reading

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Stalin vs. Dracula

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Tbilisi,  Georgia 2016 Stalin was born in the town of Gori, Georgia. He attended an Orthodox Seminary in Tbilisi which I walked past several times. On our way to the Caucasus Mountains, we ate lunch in the village of Gori, Stalin’s … Continue reading

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Modern Stylite

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Caucasus Mountains, Georgia 2016 Only one Orthodox monk lives in the small house on the top of the rock pillar. He is old and perhaps he will be the last monk to spend his life praying and fasting in self-imposed … Continue reading

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Defense Towers of the Caucasus

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Caucasus Mountains, Georgia 2016 As we entered the Enguri gorge where the village of Ushguli is located, we saw families raking hay and forking it onto old Soviet trucks. Men and women worked on the verdant, sloping hillsides. Children flew down the … Continue reading

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