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Telavi

A very nice little town about 3 hours from Tbilisi. Spent my last two days in Georgia here, visiting local monasteries.
Sitting room of the guest house, a super nice place run by Nelly.
Sitting room of the guest house, a super nice place run by Nelly.
At the time I shot this, I had no idea this was the name of a pop song.
At the time I shot this, I had no idea this was the name of a pop song.
sort of what you want post-Soviet places to look like.
sort of what you want post-Soviet places to look like.
Aging bench
Aging bench
Back in the guest house
Back in the guest house
Nelly. A great cook, a very sweet woman. She is working the still.
Nelly. A great cook, a very sweet woman. She is working the still.
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Residential Telavi
Residential Telavi
Super creepy cemetary
Super creepy cemetary
These photos on the tombstones are . . . unsettling.
These photos on the tombstones are . . . unsettling.
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A little chapel in the super creepy cemetary
Chapel again
Chapel again
Still in the cemetary
Still in the cemetary
Hired a driver to take me around the area. Saw a bunch of cathedrals and monasteries. Can't remember a single name.
Hired a driver to take me around the area. Saw a bunch of cathedrals and monasteries. Can't remember a single name.
Lonely chair
Lonely chair
Pictures are mostly forbidden in the cathedrals, but for some reason this one allowed them.
Pictures are mostly forbidden in the cathedrals, but for some reason this one allowed them.
Fruit
Fruit
t4%2f31%2f233431%2f4%2f141098460.PNGVp6AT.jpg Jesus' belly ablaze
Jesus' belly ablaze
rotunda
rotunda
t4%2f31%2f233431%2f4%2f141098457.ba7S9J3a.jpg t4%2f31%2f233431%2f4%2f141098456.3wQ6nq04.jpg t4%2f31%2f233431%2f4%2f141098455.FN1GF627.jpg This monastery complex was atop a big hill. I was the only tourist there, but I still had to take a  25 seater bus up.
This monastery complex was atop a big hill. I was the only tourist there, but I still had to take a 25 seater bus up.
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t4%2f31%2f233431%2f4%2f141098451.SyWtAXeO.jpg Monk in doorway
Monk in doorway
t4%2f31%2f233431%2f4%2f141098449.4JMSgaPg.jpg Framland below
Framland below
Autumn
Autumn
Very nice buildings up there.
Very nice buildings up there.
Classic Georgian
Classic Georgian
Probably for wine.
Probably for wine.
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