29 May 2006

Maurice Wolf

The Berlin based Dutch Photographer Maurice Wolf spent several weeks in June 2000 in Georgia, most of all in Khevsureti and Svaneti. Here are two more images:



Maurice just opened a Bar and Dance Club in Berlin, The MOKUM CLUB

27 May 2006

Azeri family in Georgia

Young mother with her son

Her young husband

Georgia, Dedopliszkaro, Kakheti/Kisiki

22 May 2006


The Photo Site www.zonezero.com has a Portfolio Section, where are five of my images from Tusheti now included: here


The old struggle: Europe or Asia ?

The English Wikipedia finds a very smart solution:

"Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, transliterated as Sakartvelo), known officially from 1990 to 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in Eurasia (Eastern Europe/Western Asia)[1]. to the east of the Black Sea, most of which is located in the South Caucasus, while a portion of the territory lies in the North Caucasus."

Stalin Birthplace Museum Gori, Georgia May 20, 2006

by Mr. Colin Guard

Just a week ago I have also been again in this famous Museum, with its super strange atmosphere. I thank god, that I did not have to live in those dark times (maybe they haven't been that dark, but I imagine it like that.) By the way, after leaving the museum I was much impressed by the beauty of the Georgian women from Gori.

See the photo gallery by Colin Guard here

19 May 2006

Trekking in the Mountain World of Khevsureti Georgia

July 27th till August 8th 2006

From Dshuta to Arkhoti by horse

Start from Tbilisi, Georgia

Route along the Georgian Military Road via Cross Pass (2379 m). Visit of Kazbegi (Stepantsminda) and Sameba Church.

Visit of the Sno Valley. Base Camp in Juta (2250 m)

View to Juta

Trekking to the Chaukhi Massif.

Trekking with horses via Arkhoti-Pass (3300 m) to the wild valley of Arkhoti at the River Assa.

Armazi's house in Arkhoti

Relax at Arkhoti. Trout fishing, horse riding, nature and mountains.

Trekking to village Roshka via Roshka-Pass 3100 m.

Kids from Arkhoti

Relax at the meadows of Roshka. Offroad transfer to Shatili, the ancient Khevsurian Fortress.

Trekking to Mutso and Ardoti.

At Chaukhi

Return to Tbilisi via Barissakho along the Aragvi.

Read in the famous book of Tony Anderson "Bread and Ashes" about his adventures on this trip.

What we guarantee on this journey:

Huge mountains, solitude, pure nature, hospital Khevsurs, fresh trouts, flowers, meadows, rocks and snow at the passes. Healthy food, simple accomodations at local villages. Experienced Khevsurian guides.

Price from/to Tbilisi: USD 1480.00



No Visa is required for many Western countries


See more images of Georgia here

Near Roshka-Pass

A bear

I had a post on these poor animals here

Imereti, Chiatura and Kutaisi

Back from Western Georgia with a veteran of WWII and former POW in Chiatura I added a couple of Kilos thanks to the superb Georgian food and dishes.

On the above photo in a Restaurant at Geguti outside of Kutaisi I had my best Ojakhuri (Backed potatoes mixed with beef) in my life. The owner JUSA was a very kind guy, who brang next morning the best Kababi with cold beer...

More images from Western Georgia here

06 May 2006


Cshokha- Khevsurian, Cap- Dagestanian

With Nabadi from Dagestan

Murtaz with his son Konstantine

On the Georgian Military Road in May

Very few cars and trucks, snow, loneliness and solitude

Shepherders moving to Summer pastures around Kazbegi

Tunnels at places where Avalanches are going down

Caterpillar helps a truck through the tunnel

Near Kobi

Khinkali in Kazbegi



Near Cross Pass

View to the Panorama Monument


05 May 2006

Landslide Church Mleta

4th of May, Mleta. I think this is a famous church of Holy George, but I am not 100% sure. I was faszinated how this building withstands the tons of earth, mud and stones. Perfectly built, for eternity.