Interior of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral literally, the Living Pillar Cathedral, is a Georgian Orthodox cathedral located in the historical town of Mtskheta, Georgia, 20 km northwest of the nation's capital of Tbilisi.Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church and remains one of the most venerated places of worship to this day. It presently functions as the seat of the archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, who is at the same time Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia.The current cathedral was built in the 11th century by the Georgian architect Arsukisdze, though the site itself is even older dating back to the early 4th century and is surrounded by a number of legends associated primarily with the early Christian traditions.It is the second largest church building in the country, after the recently consecrated Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral, and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other historical monuments of Mtskheta
© 2010 Frans Sellies
Ushguli, one of the highest inhabited settlements in Europe, Upper Svaneti, Georgia
Photograph of the village of Ushguli surrounded by the mountains of the High Caucasus. Ushguli is a village (four settlements) located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Upper Svaneti, Northern Georgia.
Ushguli was classified as the Upper Svaneti UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe.
This image was taken in Georgia in autumn 2012 during a journey by bicycle across Europe, Middle-East and Asia
© 2012 Jean-Philippe Tournut
Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi
Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Geaorgia, bow-shaped pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. One of the most important sites of Tbilisi
© NUTTHAVOOD PUNPENG
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