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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Mravaldzali, Racha, Georgia

More from the 11th century chrch currently undergoing its 2nd rebuilding - earthquake damage, then Soviet neglect, were the main culprits in its destructions


3 comments:

Smorg said...

I love how it fits in so peacefully with its surrounding. One of these days I've got to visit Georgia... and blame the travel bug on you, Tony! ;o)

Hope summer is going well!

Anthony (Tony) Hanmer said...

Thanks, glad you like it - imagine that some of the stones (chiefly the nicely relief-carved ones)are back in their original places in the structure, 1000 years later... And welcome to Georgia any time! It's a magical place, really. Summer is pretty blazing hot generally but we're now high in the mountains of Svaneti, which is much cooler - we even need sweaters some days.

Anna said...

Great sample of Georgian Orthodoxal architecture!. Cyprus travel