Tbilisi

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Liberty Square with George and Dragon replacing Lenin. Building behind now houses a massive Burberry shop.

I have had Georgia on my 'to do' travel list ever since I bought a vintage guide to Tbilisi (circa 1979) in a second hand bookshop several years ago.   I was unsure if I would find a travel companion for the country as it is not in the tourist top ten places to visit, but I finally found Ela on Travelbuddy and we duly set off on our Georgia adventure.. 

First day in  Tbilisi was for getting our bearings.  This proved to be a little bit difficult as both the tourist info and our guide book maps were not the best .  We eventually located Liberty Square (It was called Lenin Square in my old guide, but he has been evicted from his plinth and  and George and his dragon are now firmly in residence!) and figured out our location from there.

Tbilisi Old Town

The old town with its wooden galleried houses and winding cobbled streets was both picturesue and a stark contrast to the ultra modern Peace Bridge, glass domed parliament building and Riche Park with its giant ‘tin can’ building.

We walked up to the fortress and the views across the city were superb despite it being a somewhat dull afternoon.  Return journey was by cable car which we caught from just below the ‘Mother Georgia’ statue with her sword to defend the country from the enemy and bowl of wine to welcome visitors .

First impressions of Tbilisi are that it is a beautifully located city with just the right combination of old and new, tourism and business focus.

Very much looking forward to seeing the rest of the country.

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Liberty Square with George and Dra…
Liberty Square with George and Dr…
Tbilisi Old Town
Tbilisi Old Town
Cafe view over city
Cafe view over city
Tbilisi Old Town with Castle in ba…
Tbilisi Old Town with Castle in b…
Tbilis Old Town buildings
Tbilis Old Town buildings
Tbilisi Old Town
Tbilisi Old Town
Mother Georgia with Sword and Wine
Mother Georgia with Sword and Wine
Glass Domed Parliament Building
Glass Domed Parliament Building
Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Tbilisi old town
Tbilisi old town
old and new
old and new
Giant tin can and Parliament build…
Giant tin can and Parliament buil…
View from the fortress
View from the fortress
Second hand book shop with the twi…
Second hand book shop with the tw…
typical balcony building s
typical balcony building s
Old Lada come to rest in the old t…
Old Lada come to rest in the old …
traditional felt handicrafts
traditional felt handicrafts
Ela and grape vine
Ela and grape vine
Georgian beer
Georgian beer
Whimiscal tree in the Riche Park
Whimiscal tree in the Riche Park
Detail of tree
Detail of tree
Sculpture in Riche Park
Sculpture in Riche Park
Detail of tin can building
Detail of tin can building
Riche Park
Riche Park
the Peace bridge
the Peace bridge
Old town and cable cars
Old town and cable cars
Georgian snicker bars.  Sweet tr…
Georgian 'snicker bars'. Sweet t…
the standard tacky souveniers
the standard 'tacky' souveniers
Tbilisi
photo by: herman_munster