GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 2 – ARRIVING AT MESTIA

by Antonio Gil November. 27, 2017 1612 views
First glance of the famous towers of Mestia

First glance of the famous towers of Mestia

Main street

Main street

Our Hotel

Our Hotel

View from the room

View from the room

♫♫ Mestia (Svaneti) ♫♫

Mestia is a highland townlet (daba) in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500 metres (4,921 feet) in the Caucasus Mountains. The population is mostly Svans, a cultural and linguistic subgroup of the Georgians. Despite its small size, the townlet was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments, such as churches and forts, included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Manisha Rawat 2 years ago

Great place so are the pictures. 
👌👌👌👌👌

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Antonio Gil Replied to Manisha Rawat 2 years ago

Thanks dear Manisha

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

It's more poor than sad actually. They are trying to evolve economically and socially.

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Jay Boggess 2 years ago

You find people & places I've never heard of or even imagined! 
How did you decide on your itinerary??? What drew you to these far-flung, obscure cultures?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 2 years ago

Oh yes.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years ago

I travel with a kind of «photographer's travel agency» who have a portfolio of places to visit, and I choose the one I prefer or the one who is not so expensive or the one I will be able to visit in my holiday time. But I also try to know the world as it is instead of just seeing what the TV shows.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

I admire your sense of curiosity, appreciation for the truth, sense of practicality and generous nature, for sharing with us! 
Rock On, Amigo!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years ago

Thank you so much for your kind words my friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Always a pleasure!

:=D

Cheers!

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Bill Baird 2 years ago

Such clarity ! Great set.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 2 years ago

Thank you so much Bill. Great to hear from you again

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Helen Hooker 2 years ago

Amazing landscapes! 

Apologies for not commenting for so long - I kept hoping I'd be able to check on my iPad rather than having to boot up my computer but the bug fix seems a long while coming....

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Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years ago

No apologies needed dear Helen. You are one of my role models here in PB.

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Francesc 2 years ago

Great panoramics shots...Interesting how is the architecture in this country

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years ago

These towers are spread all over the place. Kind of architecture you like my friend

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years ago

Fantastic set!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years ago

Thank you Pete, very kind of you

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#1 & #3 are my favorites, they make me curious ...
This towers are interesting. They remind me of the towers in Bologna or San Giminano, but the look more useful as the Italian towers. The towers will stand (more or less) for eternity, the modern houses will become ugly within a year and will break down in 20 years.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years ago

I agree with you. They are a bit different from the San Giminano towers (a place that will stay forever in my memory due to the beauty of the place and a wild boar I ate thereboar) . I will show these towers in more detail and explain their function further on.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Oh, I'm looking forward too it!
BTW, Monteriggioni: a incredible good "wild boar with chocolate sauce" ...

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Stephanie Hyde 2 years ago

So beautiful...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years ago

...and cold. smile Thanks Stephanie

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Beautiful place Antonio.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo 2 years ago

Gracias mi amigo smile

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Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Muy bella serie. Gracias Antonio por compartir.

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Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

I like the colorsetting of this series, specially #3. Well done

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

First three were taken from inside a car. Thanks dear Peter

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Rozária Sousa 2 years ago

grande profundidade de campo nalgumas delas... é como estarmos lá :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Rozária Sousa 2 years ago

Muito obrigado Rozária. Era essa a minha intenção. Assim, viajo acompanhado smile

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