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Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Kvirikoba, Svaneti, July 28, 2007 (top to bottom)

Three from the Kvirikoba festval in K'ala, the first time I was there.

Top - part of the long, steep walk from the road up to the church itself. Even elderly people, though, were making the trip.

Middle - the crowd planting candles on the church walls and having their prayers read out, while the bell-ringer did his thing & shouted, "Hamin!" (Amen)

Bottom - one of the event's feats of strength, the lifting of a large rock which is not only heavy but quite unwieldy into the bargain. Popular with the young toughs showing off. Out of my league for both size and mass; and to whom would I strut my stuff anyway?

1 comment:

Anna said...

You were enjoying your hike))) Cyprus all inclusive