After BIAFF , I took a walk around Batumi Sea Port.
Want good food?
Want to chat with friends?
Want to have some sweet and kind service?
Want peaceful environment for working?
Want some friendly Wi-Fi?
All in one in Press Café Batumi
In between Batumi International Film Festival film screenings we often visited Press Café, and enjoyed all the things I listed above.
Thank you Press Café for bearing us
And here are some shots from Press Café
I love Batumi and Cappuccino
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Before renovation of the fortress, there were ruins, which are still kept in Akhaltsikhe, around new, completely renovated Rabati Fortress.
New complex includes the fortress, mosque, synagogue and catholic church at the same time. In Summer, I visited Rabati together with my friends and took many many photos;
Complex seems very attractive at first sight, you feel like you are in a fairy tale, but all these are very artificial and unnatural, though it could be a great setting for a historical film.
Ruins of Rabati
Tbilisoba as a celebration was first celebrated on October 28, 1979 and since than it has became the tradition.
The first established Tbilisoba was held in the renovated districts of the city in the form of the fancy dress carnival: Tbilisi noblemen and Kneinas dressed in the Georgian traditional dresses were looking out from the balconies on the rafts drifting on the Mtkvari.
In Tbilisoba not only Tbilisi residents but also the population of the whole Georgia visit the capital.
People from the different regions of Georgia present their autumn harvest. That’s why the second name for Tbilisoba is “Autumn celebration.”
As usual Tbilisoba events are held during the whole day, in historical parts of Georgia, for example, Metekhi Bridge, Meidani, Rike Park, etc.
Yesterday, Tbilisoba started with the program - ”Multicultural Georgia” – presentation of cultural traditions of ethnic minorities in Georgia (wedding ceremonials of various nations in their national costumes, folk dances and songs) hosted by the National Library of Georgia.
I took some photos and filmed wedding performances of Armenians and Ossetians.
Everyone deserves pleasant and interesting vacation after non-stop working in summer, including me. So, time has come and I am in Batumi – a Black Sea Coast city, Georgia.
But this is not simply a vacation at seaside city, I shall attend VII Batumi International Art House Film Festival being held in 16-23 September of this year. As you may know I am second year student at TV and Film Directing, MA program, so I am very lucky to attend this festival as official blogger;
Couple of weeks ago I visited my relatives in Telavi. There is a kind of tradition, when one visits Telavi City (East Georgia) one also visits old and famous Telavi Bazaar. So we did it as usual, my father was walking around and looking for various things to buy and I was just following him and photo touring around. Things are not quite expensive here and you can find almost anything you want, including handmade products, meet local people and chat with them (and they are so sweet and kind).
So here are some photos from Telavi Bazaar.
It was 2010, when I last visited Tsinandali; I was then attending the exhibition of Salvador Dali works and wine sampling.
Tsinandali is a small village in Kakheti, Georgia – 79 km east of the Capital Tiflis.
For brief introduction of Tsinandali Palace, I can say that it belonged to one of the noble families of XIX century Georgia – The Chavchavadze Family;
This was the place where prominent people of various countries met each other, the place uniting art, literature, music, winemaking, gardening . . .
Tsinandali Palace was famous for its winery – the oldest and largest winery in Georgia, combining European and Georgian winemaking traditions and for its garden planned by European designers and being stretched on 12 h; 150 plantations from 400 in total, are exotic, brought from foreign countries, the Garden was even compared to Richmond Park and Alexander Dumas mentioned it as the Garden of Eden.
Presently this brilliant place is the Palace-Museum and is used for various events, such as wine fests, exhibitions, conserts, cheese festival, etc.
Some photos from Tsinandali taken in 2010