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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Jart Dealer, Tbilisi, Georgia

"Jart" in Georgian (well, "jarti", to be exact, as most nouns have an "i" added) means scrap metal.  This yard was full to bursting with it - there's even a complete car in there, its roof visible.  What do they do with it all?!  I HOPE they sell it off occasionally.  The other meaning I know of for the word is in Greg Bear's sci fi novels Eon, Eternity and Legacy, concerning a fearsomely alien race seemingly hostile to all others; this was their name, the Jarts.

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