Top: World's first 360-degree Panorama of Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia, Feb 24/2009, from 12 separate photos...

Friday, 3 September 2010

Svaneti, Georgia, late July 2010

Glacially fed Enguri reservoir, which, dammed, gives all of Svaneti's Mestia Region free electricity

View towards Mt Tetnuldi, Mestia

Unfortunate unintended victim of a mousetrap - at least the end was instantaneous

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Wondering what the new background is...?


Wednesday, 1 September 2010

K'ala & Mulakhi, Svaneti, Georgia, late July 2010

Wouldn't YOU feel better in this remote mountain village, potentially cut off by winter avalanches or summer rockfalls, knowing this shiny new machine was around to help clear the roads? I would - I've been cut off from the rest of Georgia for a month due to avalanches in Ushguli before...

Bottom - view from the pass between Ipari & Mulakhi, roughly halfway between Mestia & Ushguli

Monday, 30 August 2010

K'ala, Svaneti, Georgia, late July 2010

This is a small 9th-century family church in K'ala, along with some of its interior - an angel fresco, middle, and icon, of the Virgin Mary and her Son, below