Medieval towers in Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia
Ushguli, in Svaneti, Georgia - with its distinctive medieval stone towers - is Europe's highest permanent populated village.In 1996 the Upper Svaneti valley was added to the Unesco list of world heritage sites
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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