Grandeur in the Republic of Georgia: From Signagi to Stepantsminda (Travel Photo Art #17) (Paperback)
Georgian culture is a stunning blend of west and east.
Standing at the heart of the Caucasus Mountains, the Republic of Georgia enjoys the best of many worlds. Its culture evolved over thousands of years, and enjoyed its own renaissance and golden age of literature, art, architecture, and science. Today's visitors find echoes of Classical Greece and the Roman Empire mixed with influences from the Byzantine and Russian Empires.
Signagi, or Sighnaghi, is a small town at the heart of Georgia's wine region. While 98% of the world's wine is made with modern methods, in this nation, the old ways prevail. From Signagi's narrow cobblestone streets, visitors can tour Georgian Orthodox churches. Beyond the pastel houses lies the beautiful Alazani Valley.
Stepantsminda, also known as Kazbegi, is a winter ski destination. In summer, this cozy village offers waterfalls and the unique opportunity to hike Gergeti Glacier. Overlooked by the Gergeti Trinity Church, the village rests among alpine meadows that are perfect for jaunts on horseback.
Nearer to Tbilisi, tourists can explore the Ananuri castle complex. The square tower is exceptionally preserved and looks out over the Aragvi River. The outer walls are decorated with ornaments that have drawn international attention. The complex has been considered for listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Georgia is truly the gem of Europe. Journey from Signagi to Stepantsminda with the full-color photos in Grandeur in the Republic of Georgia (a Travel Photo Art book).
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