GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 1 – TBILISI – THE TRAVELING SALESMAN, THE TOASTMASTER AND OTHER THINGS

by Antonio Gil October. 12, 2017 1482 views
Traveling salesman

Traveling salesman

Putin explains

Putin explains

The sculpture of a man holding a horn in Tbilisi is affectionately known as ‘Tamada’ – toastmaster at Georgian feasts

The sculpture of a man holding a horn in Tbilisi is affectionately known as ‘Tamada’ – toastmaster at Georgian feasts

100% georgian beef

100% georgian beef

Night-club door

Night-club door

Joe Ladanza - Traveling salesman - Music Video

Traveling Salesman

By Stuart Dybek

He finds himself stepping off the bus in some burg he's already bored with. Picking his teeth for 200 miles - here's where he spits the toothpick out. Past Holiday Inn the neighborhoods get dark. All-night laundromats where women with circles under their eyes press laundered underwear, warm as bread, against their sinuses. Finally, he's signing the register at a funeral home where he knows no one, but is mistaken for a long-lost friend of the deceased, for someone who has dislocated his life to make the hazardous journey on a night when the dead man's own children have avoided him. Once again instinct has taken him where he's needed; where the unexpected transforms routine into celebration. He kneels before the corpse, striking his forehead against the casket.

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Vantag Vantag 2 years, 1 month ago

:)

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Francesc 2 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic street set

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 1 month ago

They all came from the same street. Thanks Francesc

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Aniket Pant 2 years, 2 months ago

#6love the pattern!!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Aniket Pant 2 years, 2 months ago

You are the pattern man smile Thanks Aniket

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 2 months ago

Like always good work that is a bit different+1

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 2 months ago

Sometimes we have to stir things a bit. smile Thanks Peter

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful variety! Good eye & great execution! Always a treat, my friend! Nice to see they still have their sense of humor intact! Bravo!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Exactly, after all those years under a strict Stalinist regime. Thanks my friend

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Always a pleasure, Amigo!
Thankfully, the human spirit is so resilient!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

#2 I love the graphical nature of the lines in this shot. I love the way an eclectic blend of items works in this post . They tell quite a story of the humor (not sure if that is the best word) of the place.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 2 months ago

I think humour describes it very well Russel.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

I like the combination of 100 % georgian beef with sushi!
#4 cheers!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

Hahaha, well seen. Cheers my friend

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 2 months ago

Such a unique collection of things...really love the perspective on all of these.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 2 months ago

Just a way of showing the city to those who cannot visit it. Thanks dear Stephanie

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 2 years, 2 months ago

I do like the old Singer advert, brings back memories, My mom and gran both used oldSinger machines.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 2 months ago

My mother and grandmothers too. My parents own a vey old one - now restored - at their home.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 2 months ago

Lots of little features grinningIt seems there are living very creative and humorous people. Really nice shots !

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 2 years, 2 months ago

They are trying to escape the grey Russian times of before. Thanks my friend

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

Please look at yesterday's comment, then delete it. Thanks.
The first here is my favourite 
. Mxx
P. S. It's just for your information for next year. Mxx

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

Done Mx. Hope next time everything will be better. This year was really bad.

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