Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jvari Monastery

view from Mtskheta

view of Mtskheta

these relief panels are quite unusual

confluence of rivers

not quite symmetrical

see the dots on the left? those are people-the scale of this landscape is tremendous

lone tree

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

bucranium and a sparrow


huge Christ figure

plaques scattered here and there

centuries of graffiti

surviving wall art

faces scratched out

painted booth

mini church in the cathedral

wine making ceramics

charming-mini churches as finials