GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 1 – TBILISI – MOTHER OF GEORGIA – KARTLIS DEDA

by Antonio Gil November. 08, 2017 3762 views

Mother Georgia (the Country) - MUSIC VIDEO

The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminium figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years ago

#2 Awesome photo! Love it

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Antonio Gil Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years ago

Thanks for stopping by Pete. That's my favorite too

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Kenny H 2 years ago

Awesome...and huge!
Great perspectives.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Kenny H 2 years ago

Thanks Ken. Typical from an ex-soviet country

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Russell Smith 2 years ago

If you come as a friend I welcome you . If you come as an enemy I welcome the fight . It is quite an epic sight .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years ago

This kind of statues is somewhat common in these parts of the world with soviet influence.

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Camellia Staab 2 years ago

Superb shots! Enjoying your posts smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years ago

I'm glad you do. That's why I post them, to share the world with others. Thank you dear Camellia

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Heike 2 years ago

Stylish cinematic shots...Quite superb and stunning!..Well done !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 2 years ago

Always looking forward to your comments dear Heike

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Jay Boggess 2 years ago

Very interesting perspectives of this amazing art piece~ The video was very well done & the music, hauntingly beautiful......What a fabulous place to visit! Wow!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years ago

I've visited some of the landscapes shown in the video, as you will see further on. Thanks Jay (and also thanks for the favs)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Your Work=My Pleasure..........always!!!

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You changed this already weird looking fantasy statue into a goddess, breathtaking shots!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years ago

Always kind dear Sigrid.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

It's easy, because always excellent pictures from Antonio and Teresa!!!

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Stephanie Hyde 2 years ago

Wow..epic is right!  Always enjoy your beautiful work!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years ago

Your comment is much appreciated dear Stephanie

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Em Gregory 2 years ago

Unreal!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Em Gregory 2 years ago

That's a word that defines really well these images. Thanks Em

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Gustavo Bodanza 2 years ago

The statue is amazing by itself, but you've got very epic and dramatic images. Congratulations!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gustavo Bodanza 2 years ago

Thank you so much Gustavo. smile

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Joe Zink 2 years ago

#5 really has a moody quality, I like it!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 2 years ago

Thanks a lot Joe smile

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Francesc 2 years ago

Fantastic work

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years ago

Gràcies Francesc

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Andi Saw 2 years ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 2 years ago

I'll take the wine too - Cheers. wine glass This reminds me some of the Russian statues of the revolution - bigger than life. Thank you so much for the favs dear friend smile

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Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

Great mood setting,love it

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

Thanks Peter. Not the kind of statues we are used to see.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

The style reminds me of old Thrace or the Etrusks

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

That long straight nose is definitely an Etruscan feature

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