Travel Map and Photographs
30.09.2016 - 14.11.2016 22 °C
Travelled to Georgia/Armenia... arriving via (Singapore) and (Munich), then travelled to/through; Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Mestia, Borjomi, Gori, Tbilisi, (Georgia), Yerevan, Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Sevan, Yerevan, Alaverdi, (Armenia), Tbilisi, (Georgia) and back home via (Munich) and (Singapore)...
The impressive Georgian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, or Sameba as it is locally known, Tbilisi, Georgia.
On the banks of the Zhinvali Dam sits the famous Ananauri Church built in 1689, Ananauri, Georgia.
The village of Kazbegi (aka Stepantsminda), the Kazbegi Church (aka Gergeti Trinity Church or Tsminda Sameba) and snowy Mt Kazbeg, Kazbegi, Georgia.
Interpretation of the classic Gergeti Trinity Church against the mountain shot, Kazbegi, Georgia.
Medieval Svaneti Towers or Koshkebi built between the 8th and 13th centuries, Mestia, Georgia.
Autumn colours in the mountains around a ghost village abandoned after a 1987 earthquake, Zhamushi, Georgia.
Stunning autumn colours surrounding the highest habitable village in Europe, Ushguli, Georgia.
Nestled on the banks of the Borjomula river is the famed mineral hot-waters town, Borjomi, Georgia.
The insignia on Stalin's private train carriage that was reputedly used to broker a deal at the 1945 Yalta Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, Gori, Georgia.
City of Caves
The mythical ancient silk road 'City of Caves', which dated back to 5BC with a population of 20 000 inhabitants, Uplistsikhe, Georgia.
The Armenian Genocide memorial and museum built to commemorate the systematic and brutal murder of 1.5 million Armenian's by the Turkish, Yerevan, Armenia.
Yerevan's much loved and used Opera House lit up during the evening, Yerevan, Armenia.
Ubiquitous Armenian accordion player at the entrance of the pagan Garni Temple, Garni, Armenia.
Expression of piety in the lighting of a candle before a Saint within the 4th century Geghard Monastery, Geghard, Armenia.
Road to Nowhere
A melon seller's seasonal road-side dwelling, on the road into the hills outside Tigranashen, Armenia.
Armenian strung dried fruits and grape sujuk, sold by vendors on the streets, Yeghednadzor, Armenia.
Nestled in a stunning red-stone gorge is the Noravank Monastery just outside Yeghednadzor, Armenia.
The trusty Lada covered with an over-night dusting of snow, the first for the season, Goris, Armenia.
On The Road
On the snow-lined road between Goris and Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Armenia.
Looking South while crossing the spectacular 2410m Sulema Pass on the way to Lake Sevan, Orbelian Caravanserai, Armenia.
Lake Sevan was to be a relaxing couple of days beside the lake, ended up -2C and snowing, Sevan, Armenia.
Carved tombstones of monks embedded in the floor of the Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin, Armenia.
Waiting for the Bus
Waiting for the local bus to fill and leave, Alaverdi, Armenia.
Haghpat Monastery built around 976AD, used as a production house of religious literature and home for the bard Sayot Nova, Haghpat, Armenia.
The gothic Neues Rathaus, or city town hall built 1867, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.