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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

These are from the walk up to Tamar's Summer Tower high above Ushguli, Europe's highest watchtower. Light rain, thunder and lightning made it a challenge just to get up there, let alone to take pictures. But the fall colours made me try.









5 comments:

deborah said...

ah, this are lovely! i thought of the (in)famous Yorkshire photos and the wild high country so popularized by James Herriot's books - am I off the mark?

Anthony (Tony) Hanmer said...

It's at least as wild, and much higher (c. 2300m above sea level). Glad you like the pics!

Nimrod said...

Tony which direction is Tamar's tower from Ushguli? I have Peter Nasmyth book of walks so could follow from there on the map of Ushguli (which itself is 2300m so presumably the tower higher). Great pics I really envy you . Are the shots from now ? No snow yet doesn't seem likely. Best, keep on posting. Nimrod

Anthony (Tony) Hanmer said...

The tower is south from Ushguli. There are various reports of Ushguli's height (depending, I suppose, on where you take your measurement from: the centre of the village, the top, or this tower...). Glad you like the pics, which were from about October 9.

KB said...

Hi Tony! I am finally online and found your blog! I would still love to get pictures from our time in the village...do you have an online album where I can save them from? Hope all is well!
Karen Brown