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Sunday, 5 August 2007

Svaneti, June 2007

From bottom to top:
Mestia, Svaneti's capital town with its almost 70 watchtowers. Jeff and I walked to one of the towers of the defunct ski-lift, then climbed it to see the view, which I had also done on my very first visit to Svaneti, in July 1999. Alas, then as now Ushba was hidden behind clouds. But the landscape was still rewarding.

Door, Mestia. Nothing fancy, perhaps; a nice piece of folk art nonetheless.

View towards Ushba from near the pass at Ipari. Ushba was still uncooperative, but the scenery still worth capturing.

Cross Detail, Ipari pass. This silver-painted wooden cross had carvings all over it, and a cup to toast from on a little shelf. The detail is of St George doing his number on the dragon, here beautifully rendered in a simple style.

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