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Friday, 3 July 2009

Oni & nearby, Racha, Georgia

Daisies on the walk up from Oni towards Mravaldzali


Warning in Russian at an electrical site - "Don't go over [the fence], it'll kill you"

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Museum, Oni, Racha, Georgia

More of the museum's 11th century stone fragment collection. Middle is St George; bottom is sinners at the Last Judgement

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Museum, Oni, Racha, Georgia

We were given a guided tour of this extensive place for only 3 lari each - great deal. I hadn't taken my camera, being sure that photography would not be allowed, but ran back home to get it when I understood this was not the case. Quick, before they change their minds...

These are examples of carving - the top one wood, the other 2 stone - all fragments of 11th century churches, in the wonderfully naive and weird Racha style.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Oni, Racha, Georgia

Spring through a fence

Oni's Synagogue, now unused but still kept in good condition, survivor of a lost world