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

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia

Top 3 - details from a carved wooden door.

Bottom - sorting out my book collection back in Tbilisi - 8-900 books or so...

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Etseri, Svaneti, Georgia...

Top: Sergo the Reaper

Next: Watching paint crack, a favourite pastime

Bottom 2: You've heard of James & the Giant Peach perhaps, but Sergo & the Giant Tomato?! It weighed in at 1.2 kg...

Monday, 20 October 2008

Internet sizmari (nightmare), Georgia

Several days now of no internet at home and in a significant part of Tbilisi, with rumours of an ISP having gone down. So I'm accessing it from a friend's house tonight. And a warm welcome to the first visitors to the blog from Jordan and Bangladesh, countries 91 and 92!

Today's photos are from my recent 25th tour of Svaneti - from Kurashi, top part of Etseri village. It has a purportedly 9th-century church with an 11th-century gospel, all of which I saw for the first time. The 3rd photo is a small copy of the wheel used to torture St George. And the bottom is a house in Kurashi.