GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 2 – ARRIVING AT MESTIA

by Antonio Gil November. 27, 2017 1667 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.

WIKIPEDIA

Join the conversation
29
There are 29 comments , add yours!
Manisha Rawat 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Manisha Rawat 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks dear Manisha

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Andi Saw 2 years, 6 months ago
Comment was removed by admin
2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months 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?

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago
Comment was removed by admin
2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 6 months ago

Oh yes.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months 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.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words my friend

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Always a pleasure!

:=D

Cheers!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bill Baird 2 years, 6 months ago

Such clarity ! Great set.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 2 years, 6 months 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....

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic set!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Pete, very kind of you

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

#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.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months 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.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 6 months ago

So beautiful...

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 6 months ago

...and cold. smile Thanks Stephanie

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo 2 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful place Antonio.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo 2 years, 6 months ago

Gracias mi amigo smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Manvantara Das Juan Guillermo Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Muy bella serie. Gracias Antonio por compartir.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Rozária Sousa 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Rozária Sousa 2 years, 6 months ago

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

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com