Georgian Chronicles – Peace Bridge & Rike Park

Georgian Chronicles – Peace Bridge & Rike 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”

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Georgian Chronicles – Abanotubani

Georgian Chronicles – Abanotubani

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”

Georgian Chronicles – Narikala Fortress

Georgian Chronicles – Narikala Fortress

After Kartlis Deda, our next destination was Narikala Fortress. The Narikala fortress has been dominating the Tbilisi skyline since the 4th century. The fortress has two walled sections on a steep hill with Abanotubani (old part of the city) on one side and the botanical garden on the other side. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Narikala Fortress”

Georgian Chronicles – Kartlis Deda

Georgian Chronicles – Kartlis Deda

Kartlis Deda, a 20 meter aluminium statue stands tall overlooking the city of Tbilisi. Kartlis Deda translates to Mother of a Kartli. The eastern region which Tbilisi is part of was known as Kartli historically and hence the name. Today Kartlis Deda is described as the Mother of all Georgians. Continue reading “Georgian Chronicles – Kartlis Deda”

Sharjah Light Festival @ Al Majaz

Sharjah Light Festival @ Al Majaz

In this second post on the Sharjah Light Festival (SLF), I intend to cover the Al Majaz waterfront area. Al Majaz waterfront is now a popular family destination for residents and tourist. You can read my earlier post about Al Majaz water front here. You can read my first post of SLF here. Continue reading “Sharjah Light Festival @ Al Majaz”

Sharjah Light Festival @ University City Hall

Sharjah Light Festival @ University City Hall

Sharjah Light Festival (SLF) has been illuminating the major cultural and architectural landmarks of Sharjah for the last 7 years. SLF has now gained a lot of International acclaim and is one of the attractions to look out for during the cool winter months in UAE. I look forward to each year’s edition of this incredible light and sound show to improve my photography skills. It is always a challenge to capture moving and constantly changing lights at night. Continue reading “Sharjah Light Festival @ University City Hall”