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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

(Will my 666th post, due tomorrow, also see the blog's 10 thousandth visitor?  Nice present for numerologists and the otherwise gullible.)

Random selection of photos from a week or so ago.

Why landscape photographers (should) love winter:  long low shadows all day long (at least at these latitudes) nicely defining the contours. of the land.  Of course, this may be less important when one's land is as vertical as Svaneti is:  sunlight falling on it at any angle may show off its shapes well. This is the top part of Ushguli, called Zhibiani, where my host family and I live, at far left

Part of the Enguri Rivershowng some of the wild things winter's freezes and thaws have done to it

My reflection and part of the village's in Dato's new Nissan

"Ashes to ashes, rust to dust, this is what becomes of us," as one famous singer would have it

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