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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.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Ice and water on the Enguri River, tower reflected in it

Tamar's Summer Tower Fortress above the village

Mt. Ushba at left, Mulakhi village spread out below it

Murqmeli, lowest hamlet of Ushba, and the Enguri

Monday, 5 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Top 2: the main church in Chazhashi hamlet, including some remnants of outer-wall fresco work

Goat closeup in yer face

Water, snow and ice on the Enguri River

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Lali on a bridge, Mts Skhara (left) and Lamaria (right) behind her

Tower in the sun

Anzor & Lana woodcutting, he splitting the logs on which we depend for heat and cooking