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

UNESCO site



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