Continuing on from my post about the Lado Gudiashvili Square redevelopment, these night shots capture the magic of Tbilisi, old and new.
Jvaris Mama Church. Dating from the 16th century, this church is on the site of a 5th century temple which was destroyed during a Mongol invasion.
The Moon over Mtatsminda
My eyes have never seen the moon so lovely as tonight;
In silence wrapt it is the breathless music of the night.
Moonbeams embroider shadows with fine thread of silver light;
O, eyes have never seen the sky so lovely as tonight.
–Galaktion Tabidze (1892-1959)
Bridge of Peace.
The Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower with the Bridge of Peace to the right.
Statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali looking towards the Narikala fortress. The King reigned over Kartli (Georgia) from about 449 to 502, ascending to the throne at the age of fifteen.
Dancing statues and new construction near the Baratashvili Bridge.
Photography by Jörg Albrecht.