Tbilisi Metro

Tbilisi Metro

I made a short (59 second) video clip about Tbilisi Metro, using my smartphone (a Huawei) and a simple video edit program called VideoShow. Here is the link: click here

(I don’t have a premium account to add the clip directly to my WordPress blog).

I haven’t done any video editing before but I was able to add music and subtitles as well as making some transitions from one cut to the next.

impressionistic metro

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Generic

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Depth.”

"Depth" "Converge" "Descent"

“Depth”
“Converge”
“Descent”

I took this photo today descending the escalators of the Tsereteli Metro. This is my second entry for “Depth” and is taken in almost the same place as my first. This photo could also be used for recent challenges Converge and Descent and even Express Yourself… and maybe Friday’s challenge, too whatever that will be…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (metro lines)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Converge.”

metro escalator descending...lines converge

metro escalator descending…lines converge

The metro is part of my daily routine, many converging lines, whether descending the escalators or walking along the platforms.
I used this image for an earlier challenge descent it would seem to fit both challenges perfectly.

metro platform, converging lines

metro platform, converging lines

metro escalator

metro escalator

Tbilisi was the fourth city of the Soviet Union to get a metro system (after Moscow, Leningrad/St Petersburg and Kiev).

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Reading the ads on the Metro

My Georgian continues to make painfully slow progress. Almost everyday I take the metro and I thought that if I read the ads, it would get me more familiar with the language.

Tempo Cigarette Ad

Tempo Cigarette Ad

This is an advertisement for Tempo (ტემპო) Cigarettes. იტალიური სტილი letter for letter is italiuri stili…so that is easy “Italian Style”. In the red circle is written ახალი which means “new”.

The health warning at the bottom of the ad starts მოწევა კლავს which translates as “Smoking Kills”. A much higher percentage of Georgians smoke than most Europeans (apart from maybe Russians and Serbs). I have never smoked, I never saw the point. 

Lottery advert

Lottery advert

This ecstatic woman is all around Tbilisi advertising the lottery, something else which doesn’t interest me but I can learn the phrase “შენი ჯერია მოიგო!” which translates as “your turn to win!”

Other ads are for bank credit, phone packages and various pharmaceuticals…not especially exciting but could be useful for learning the languagel