The challenge this week is Nostalgia
Ana playing with Lego
Playing Lego with my granddaughter gives me a feeling of nostalgia, for a time when I played with Lego as a child. Lego has a greater variety of colours and specialised pieces these days but the building principles haven’t changed.
“Sopelshi” (in the village) is a word I hear a lot. Many of the residents of Tbilisi have a village in the country, where they rest and have their roots. My wife’s mother came from a small village near Gori and some of her relatives are still there. In early autumn there is an abundance of fruit: tomatoes, apples, plums, pumpkins, grapes etc… ready for picking. We are driven out of Tbilisi by Khato’s brother for a day in the village.
Aunt Gulo’s yard, a hen wandering about
Khato eats an apple fresh off the tree
In the village even lunch is a feast.
Married to Khato, I am now part of a big Georgian family
Georgian tomato fields; the tomatoes might not look as attractive as the intensively farmed Turkish tomatoes in the supermarkets, but the taste is far superior.
In the evening we have a supra with barbecue. Eating a lot of local produce, washed down with homemade wine from local grapes and the inevitable Georgian toasts to everyone and everything.
supra in a village
After the supra we head back to Tbilisi, just over an hour away.
sunset in the village
I was caught in the rain this evening at Tavisuplebis Moedani (Liberty Square) but it did allow me to get this shot, which I quite like.
This week’s challenge is Quest.
I’m on an alphabetic quest around Georgia.
Travelling in Georgia: A,B, C.
A is for Abudelauri Lake (Blue)
A quest through deep snow at Bakuriani
the splendid Prometheus Cave near Kutaisi
D next…maybe Dmanisi…
This week’s challenge is Edge (click on the link to see other interpretations)
teenagers sitting on the edge of the steps at Davit Gareja
For this week’s challenge Mirror (click on the link to see other interpretations), I submit two photos of reflective surfaces found here in Tbilisi (capital of Georgia)
St George reflected
On a clear sunny day in Tavisuplebis Moedani (Tbilisi), the monument of St George is reflected in the rear window and shiny boot of a Mercedes.
The bridge over the Mtkvari river reflected in the mirror like waters.