28 July 2007

Beso's horse, Tsovata, Tusheti

tuschetien2007 251-opt, originally uploaded by grijsz.

27 July 2007

Me with Elgudja on Abano Pass

Me with Elgudja on Abano Pass, originally uploaded by grijsz.

back from Tusheti with 495 photos ;-))

22 July 2007

Art-Gene festival in Tbilisi (16-22 july)

Final concerts of Art-Gene festival are held in The Open Air Museum of Ethnography in Tbilisi. Dispite the rain on the opening day (july 16), a lot of people gathered in the yard of the museum and number of people is growing day by day. I was presenting all these days and enjoying watching and listening real Georgian folklore. Tomorrow festival finish. In the evening, at 9 pm group 33a will held concert.
I advice all of you to come and see this amazing, Georgian soul festival next year..

This kind of house was typical in the west regions of Georgia

Zoom in this photo to see the boy in the air :)

Singers from Svaneti

Me and Beqa- organizer of the festival and member of folk group "Chveneburebi"

Folk group from Abkhazia

Not only adults enjoy Georgian songs and dances :) :)

Theatre and film university folk group, this is where I'm singing. It was our debut

Ensemble "Inana". They try to find old, lost Georgian lullabies.

Many foreigners already know well Georgian Folklore.
Singers from France singing old, Georgian songs

Ensemble from Imereti

Craftsmen cutting out a wooden table

Thick-felt carpets, toys and other souvenirs on Megrelian Oda balcony.

13 July 2007

Molly Corso on 2 very interesting topics

the mysterious disease of pigs in Georgia, which threatens not only our Schaschlyk, but the unique half wild life-stock grazing in the Georgian oak forests

and on the possible impact of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi on the frozen conflicts in the Caucasus

I personally believe it will turn out to a very positive boost on all spheres in the Caucasus Region !

Thank you Molly and EurasiaNet

Fohlenstreicheln in Kachetien ;-))

lago-eigenes-haus07 016-opt, originally uploaded by grijsz.

12 July 2007

Lasharoba in Khevsureti

Lado Burduli organizes a cool event in and around Tianeti


2 day tour to national-religios holiday


Sunday, 15th of July

9:30 – meet at Didube bus stop
10:00- depart from
11:00- arrive in Tianeti

12:00 – sightseeing in Jhinvali lake, Ananuri church, village Pasanauri
20:00 – Dinner – Hinkali Mtiuluri
21:00 – return to Tianeti
accomodate in a local guest house

Monday, 16th of July


9:00 - breakfast
10:00 – depart Tianeti
11:00 – arrive in Lashari
11:00-20:00 – attand Lasharoba
21:00 – return to Tianeti

Tuesday, 17th of July
9:00 – breakfast
10:00 depart Tianeti
11:00 – arrive in Tbilisi

for group at least 5 persons, price 150 per person
for group at least 10 persons, price 130 per person

Minimal Prices and Maximal Quality


4 more info:
email: ladoevent@gmail.com
mob.: 8 99 79 30 76

If you are tomorrow 13th of July in Tbilisi

and want to meet some cool bloggers, like Eistein from Norway, Nutsa and me, you may collaborate at KGB-Cafe Erekle II Street at around 8pm. Would be nice to see you !

08 July 2007

Art-Gene Festival In Chargali, June 29

Art-Gene Festival is georgian folklore festival, which is held for the 4th time in Georgia. This year Art-Gene days have alrealy passed in 9 regions of Georgia and the final concerts will be held in Tbilisi, in the Open Air Museum, from 16 to 22 july, where the best participants choosen from all 10 regions ( including Tbilisi) will take part. So, the organizers of the festival will make them able to be seen and listened on the widest scale by foreigners and visitors from Tbilisi.
One of the aims of this year festival was developing inside tourism, people could go to all these regions and know about their customs, mode of life.
During the last 6 days, in the Open Air Museum, from 12:00 pm to late evening public is welcome to see and know about Georgian customs, traditional crafts, cuisine, martial arts and enjoy Georgian folklore.
I put very interesting photos from Art-Gene festival in Chargali (June 29) - beautiful village in mountainous province Pshavi, where the greatest poet and writer Vazha-Pshavela was born.

From the way to Chargali. Zhinvali reservoir

Ensemble "Aragvelebi"

Martial arts on the stage

Visitors from Tbilisi and local population watching concert

Ensemble "Chveneburebi" (left) and musician Zumba(Right)

Dressed in traditional clothes drinking wine. He is from Khevsureti

Hand-made wooden souvenirs

Old hand-made chair

Martial arts

House of Vazha-Pshavela

Hand made vessel and souvenirs
He's making souvenir

Peasant-woman, selling traditional clothes

Vazha-Pshavela and his family

On the way to Chargali, very good horseman :)

The table of Vazha-Pshavela, where lot's of amazing works are created
Beqa Gonashvili - organizer of Art-Gene and me, frying "shashlik" :) :) :)

Butter churn. Vazha-Pshavela's house

06 July 2007

Black Sea Coast near Batumi

Lagaza from Dshuta

lagaza1, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Portrait of my friends father Lagaza Arabuli from Dshuta/ Khevsureti

05 July 2007

Horse in Dshuta

Relaxing in the Caucasus

landscape Dshuta, originally uploaded by grijsz.