Month: August 2016

Random Photos


Khato descending the escalator.

I often take shots of the escalators at the metro stations in Tbilisi, I love the symmetry and the feeling of depth. Here Khato in mourning black is descending on the escalator at Tavisuplebis Moedani in Tbilisi.


light on the stairwell

As photographers we are playing with light. Here the bright Georgian sunlight is coming through the rectangular apertures in the concrete block to give interesting illumination to the stairs of out block.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare





In Soviet times the Russian dignitaries would be driven in ZiL (“Zavod imeni Likhachova”) limousines. A  few heads of state from some Arab and African countries also used them for official transport. They are a rare sight today, this one I found to my surprise in Muhriani a suburb of Tbilisi in Georgia.

A Musical Interlude: Carbon Silicon “The News”

Carbon Silicon are a band I’ve only recently discovered. Their frontman Mick Jones, I know from years back when he played with the Clash. I don’t actually know him personally, but he was a regular customer, when I worked in Our Price Music in Notting Hill Gate (1989-1990). This tune I like because it reminds me a little of the Clash and tunes like “Bank Robber”, it is also about good news, which seems quite subversive when we are constantly bombarded with bad news by various media outlets.

Chance shot


დავით აღმაშენებელი

This was a photo I took of the equestrian statue of David the Builder. The cloud above looks like smoke coming from his hand. It was a lucky capture, I was on the minibus from Didi Dighomi to Didube. The statue is on the corner of D. Agmashenebeli Alley, the minibus slows a little to turn the corner, but there is no time to compose the photo as we drive past, just a quick click of the shutter and hope for the best. The windows of the minibus are closed and grimy, closed to allow the air conditioning to function but this gives a murky quality to any photo taken through them.

David the Builder  (დავით აღმაშენებელი)(1073 – 24 January 1125) is considered to be the most successful king of Georgia and the creator of the Georgian Golden age.