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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Several images from a walk which Lali and I went on across the Enguri and towards Mt Shkhara. The last shot's tower is that of Lamaria Church, the highest of the village's 7 churches. We almost reached the summit I was aiming for, but it was getting late in the afternoon and I didn't realise how quick our descent would be compared to our ascent, so I turned us back. We could've made it! And now, with the amount of snow which has fallen in the region, cutting off both roads and electricity for now, I'll have to wait until the spring to make that summit.












2 comments:

deborah said...

amazing shots of a breath-taking country. the "breath-taking" is literal for me as i am such a "flat-lander" - meaning i have problems at higher attitudes....

some areas of the U.S. also getting much snow & sometimes rain on top of that....

it would be great to see some more photos of the art - the frescos you posted earlier....

you two stay warm!

Anthony (Tony) Hanmer said...

Thanks for the compliments! Sorry that you're unlikely to see this place - I love it there.
I'll see what I can do about more art when I return.