4-in-a-row no.124: “Kazbegi” - Georgia has everything, including mountains. Kazbegi is much colder than in Tbilisi, but the views are stunning. You can climb up 2200 meters to visit the Gergeti Trinity Church, which I would definitely recommend (or go by car, is a lot easier :)).
All pics taken end of August 2013 in the north of Georgia.
(this was the last of 11 4-in-a-rows made in the Kaukasus)
4-in-a-row no.125: “Georgian hostel owners” - on my trips, I always ask to portrait the owners of the hostel. Above are the owners of our hostel in Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Kazbegi and Tbilisi again.
All pictures taken at the end of August 2013 in Georgia.
4-in-a-row no.124: “Sighnaghi people” - this little town (in East Georgia), is one of the most beautiful villages in the Kaukasus. It is surrounded by large churches, mountains and lots of wine and a must see on every Kaukasus trip (Sighnaghi pics click here). Above are some of the ‘older’ people of Sighnaghi, who still enjoy their little town.
All pics taken end of August 2013 in Georgia.
4-in-a-row no.123: “Georgian wine” - not France, not Hungary, but Georgia is the country where wine has its earliest roots (at least, that’s what they say). They grow many different grapes in the south east area of the country. It’s pretty easy to arrange a driver who will bring you to every wine bottler you want to see in the neighbourhood (eehhhmm….taste). And the good thing: (most) wine is actually pretty pretty good.
All pictures taken end of August 2013 around Sighnaghi, Georgia.
4-in-a-row no.122: “Empty Yerevan carnival” - Yerevan is awesome, but not many of the locals take the trip to Victory Park, where there’s an empty fair and the biggest statue of the country: Mother Armenia (not depicted above, but check this out. We did go into some of the carnival rides, but the most frightening was to be alone in the squeaking ferris wheel, which delivered good views and high heart rates.
All pictures taken end of August 2013 in Yerevan
4-in-a-row no.121: “Sevan beach life” - Sevan lake is a big lake in central Armenia. It’s the place where the Yerevan peeps come to cool down. The lake and surrounding beaches have this awesome Russian communist feel: it’s not that clean, everything is old and cracking. But still the people are nice, there’s bbq everywhere and it’s a great place to get a gypsy feeling by living in a caravan for some nights.
All pictures taken end of August 2013 at Lake Sevan (Armenia).
4-in-a-row no.120: “Holy people” - again all pictures taken in- or outside Armenian churches, but now the focus is on the people.
All pictures taken in Armenia, end of August 2013 (1 & 4 close to Etchmiadzin, 2 & 3 in/outside Geghard monastery).
4-in-a-row no.119: “Armenian churches” - Armenia has its own Apostolic Church. Many cities in the world house some Armenian churches, but the headquarters are close to Yerevan: “The Mother see of Holy Etchmiadzin”. This is the first church built in 301-303 AD. The first three pictures are taken in and around this church. The last picture taken inside the Geghard monastery. In my opinion the most beautiful church in Armenia.
All pics taken at the end of August 2013.
4-in-a-row no.118: “Stairs in Yerevan” - the ‘Yerevan Cascade’ is situated in central Yerevan. A very long set of stairs (going up 118 meters). It is the place where locals (lots of couples) come together in the weekends. To sit on the nice terraces, on the stairs or to visit the art museum, which is built along the stairs. The top of the Cascade hasn’t been finished and will not be finished in the coming years (picture 4), but on the lower levels, no one notices.
All pictures taken in Yerevan, end of August 2013.
4-in-a-row no.117: “Yerevan walls” - the awesome city of Yerevan (Armenia) is full of wall drawings. I think we should do this in every city, it makes the city full of colours.
All pics taken somewhere end of August 2013 in Yerevan (Armenia).
4-in-a-row no.116: “On the road in the Kaukasus” - I’m sure that everyone loves the Kaukasus, so get yourself to the country full of nice people, beautiful churches, lots of food, high mountains. Did I mention the lovely people? This is the first of 11 Kaukasus-4-in-a-rows.
Pictures taken end of August 2013 somewhere on the road in between Tbilisi & Yerevan (1), close to the Geghard monastery (Armenia) (2), close to Davit Gareja (close to border Georgia-Azerbaijan) (3) and the road to Kazbegi (Georgia) (4).