The 8th edition of Sharjah Festival of Lights kicked off on 07th Feb. The ten day long journey in lights is spread over 18 locations and 21 shows across the Emirate of Sharjah. The public buildings selected for the light shows are well known architectural landmarks in the Emirate of Sharjah. Internationally renowned artists transform these beloved landmarks to a mesmerizing show of light, sound and colors.
Tucked away in a hillock in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is the Dhayah Fort. The Dhayah oasis is believed to have been occupied since the last 5000 years. The conical shaped hill at the edge of the oasis and foot of the mountains served as a natural defense post for many centuries.
Our last leg of the city tour was the Mtatsminda Park – a very famous landscaped park located atop Mount Mtatsminda. The park overlooks the city of Tbilisi and gives a panoramic view of the city down below. The park built in 1930 during the soviet era was one of the most visited park in the erstwhile USSR. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Mtatsminda Park”
As we finished our tour of Abanotubani, there was another issue that needed immediate attention – the rumblings of our stomach. We decided to try some local fares and chose a local restaurant suggested by our guide Nini. We were so hungry that I even forgot to click some pictures. Made a mental note to take some pictures of the local Georgian food the next time. After a quick lunch it was again time to explore the city. We decided to have a quick walk to digest our lunch. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Peace Bridge & Rike Park”
Abanotubani is an integral part of the history of Georgia in general and Tbilisi in particular. Located at the eastern bank of Mtkvari river, Abanotubani is today referred in many names – old city, bath district, historical district and the list goes on. As per legend, King of Iberia Vakhtang Gorgasali made Tbilisi his capital after discovering the hot springs in Abanotubani during one of his hunting expeditions. The hot springs that we see in Abanotubani today stands a testimony to this legend. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Abanotubani”
After a short break, I return to continue my series of posts inspired from my trip to Gerogia. I realize that there is still a lot to write and have to go on an overdrive if I have to complete it any time soon. There is no better place than the Sameba Cathedral to restart my journey. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – The Sameba Cathedral”