Top: World's first 360-degree Panorama of Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia, Feb 24/2009, from 12 separate photos...

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Interlude: Wake of Destruction, Georgia

I went with friends - an American and some Georgians - to Gori and north of it to the South Ossetian border today, through villages from which Russian troops had recently departed - the former buffer zone, in other words. Plenty of ruined houses, bombed- or burnt-out, and destroyed lives, in these villages.

Top: a typical scenario of damage
2nd: talking to a survivor
3rd: damage, closeup
4th: built 2006, destroyed 2008
5th: Merab, one of his village's haunted heroes, who stayed in place for the whole of the Russian operation and occupation



3 comments:

deborah said...

good, good, these are the "common" photographs the rest of us need to see. there are the similarities in photographs from croatia a decade plus....

Anthony (Tony) Hanmer said...

It was a harrowing experience being there. Now if they could just get some AID instead of just photographers running around, it'd be great. But the group I was with will hopefully be involved with that.

fes said...

guau!!... Muy bueno lo que hacés. Debés ser muy feliz haciéndolo. Gente con tu interés le hace bien al universo...