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Saturday, 1 November 2008

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Herself at my favourite photo-point for Murqmeli, the lowest hamlet of Ushguli. Pause for a quick photo in the rain, then carry on to Tamar's Summer Tower, while thunder & lightning crashed around us. We got soaked; but she still loved it. What a woman.

A door made from an old traditional grain-threshing board.

Herself at the top of the watchtower of Lamaria Church.

And a view down onto the same church from a window of that tower.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

4 more from the early October tour with Someone.

Feeding Time

Ratiani Family with Someone

Ushguli from the watchtower of Lamaria Church

Lamaria Church door

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Rebuilding after Fire, Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia

Dali and Shero and their house after the fire some months ago. They're hard at work returning it to a state fit to be lived in. It was basically a total loss, though thank God no one was harmed. But the family escaped at night with what they were wearing.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia

More from Mestia. The middle shot's a favourite angle which I need to get the lighting right on.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia

Internet at home is back at last! Nearly 2 weeks without it reminded me how much I use the thing - not hours per day, but some time each day for sure. We switched to a different ISP in the end, while the other 2 battle it out and lose us customers. Their loss.

Top 3 - Mestia scenery.

Bottom 2 - Home/museum of Mikheil Khergiani, celebrated son of Mestia, mountaineer who died doing what he loved but much too early, in the Italian Alps.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia

All from the visit earlier this October.

The artist's cat.

A sample of the artist's son's work.

The artist and his own work.

Fall foliage, Mestia.

I still don't have internet back at home yet, so reduced to occasional surfing in other locations. Warring internet serive providers, you're not doing your country any favours, ra!