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:

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

27 May 2006

22 May 2006

ZoneZero



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

Update

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

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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)

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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.

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Armazi's house in Arkhoti

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

Trekking to village Roshka via Roshka-Pass 3100 m.

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Kids from Arkhoti

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

Trekking to Mutso and Ardoti.

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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

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Contact:
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No Visa is required for many Western countries

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See more images of Georgia here

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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

Murtaz


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

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Shepherders moving to Summer pastures around Kazbegi

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Tunnels at places where Avalanches are going down

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Caterpillar helps a truck through the tunnel

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Near Kobi

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Khinkali in Kazbegi

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Cattle

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Rocks

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Near Cross Pass

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View to the Panorama Monument

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Home

05 May 2006

Landslide Church Mleta

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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.