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Kazbegi - Goodbye Georgia

And for a fifth (and very last) time the Church of Tsminda Sameba seen from a different POV and with another background. Herewith I want to show you the Georgian fondness to build their churches on spectacular locations.

This is the view you have at the arrival in the village of Kazbegi (also called Stepantsminda) and looking westward.

The church and its belltower are situated at an elevation of 2.170 meters.
Mount Kazbegi is 5.047 meters (or 16.558 ft). It’s the 3rd highest peak in the country (Mount Shkhara and Janga are still higher) and the 7th highest in the entire Caucasus.

The best views of the mountain are early in the morning. In the afternoon, the mountain is often in the clouds.

With this picture I end my series on Georgia. I hope you enjoyed it … and it wasn’t too lengthy … :)

During the past months I have posted 93 pictures of Georgia (of which 40 as main photo and 53 in the workshops).
It’s the first time that I posted so many pictures of one journey. This is because I found that Georgia deserves quite a bit more attention.

By no means this series covers the whole territory of the country. There are a lot of other places to visit. I haven’t been at the Black Sea coast and in the far east of the country I’ve visited only one place. Most of all, I regret that I hadn’t enough time to see the David Gareja monastery complex near the border with Azerbaijan.
Perhaps Malgo will visit David Gareja. Within a few weeks a new series on Georgia will start. I'm curious to see what Malgo will show us.
Good luck Malgo!

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