it happens that I hear or read that the place I want to visit is not worth going. "You go to Brisbane (or Adelaide?? What for? ". The same was with Batumi. I never trust such opinions, make my research and check it by myself. We spared one day going by night train (and skipping Stalin's Museum in Gori) and went to Batumi. We were very surprised and pleased. After all winter landscapes, remote monasteries, old town a bit neglected, we found ourselves in a very nice town that had something for some of you. Beach scenes for Gert, wide beach with crystal clear sea for Luciano, striking examples of modern architecture for Craig and even ancient ruins for Mesut. And hot weather and lush vegetation.
here the general view of batumi with some towers. On the right side - Alphabetic Tower that I have shown already. Going to the right, a slender white minaret of a mosque, then a hotel with white roof, I do not remember what. The highest one - Batumi Technical University Tower. Do you see a yellow patch? This is a ferris wheel. Crazy. Far left - Sheraton hotel. There is also tower on the nice "Italian" square, Piazetta, Gert showed it on his Workshop photo.
I made this photo through the glass window of the cable car, it could be better, I know, but I just want to give you an idea.
Sorry, I uploaded too big photo, better not to see it in beta :). Other view in Workshop, I am afraid not much better. Should I delete it?
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Antipodean (1658) 2014-05-05 1:24
Kia ora Malgo,
Great photo - good contrast of old and new. I agree with your sentiments, don't always follow what others say - all tastes are different. If we always followed what others said, we would all be taking the same photos!! I think TE proves that we are all individuals. I first came across Batum (as it was then called) in my stamp collecting days when I had a set of stamps from Batum overprinted 'British Occupation', I think they dated from 1919. Cheers, Neil
snunney (92570) 2014-05-05 2:27
A very good urban panorama with lots of interesting and diverse architecture to see and retain the interest. A well presented image with good colours and clarity.
jhm (146666) 2014-05-05 4:42
I look always in beta version, indeed than get we sometimes grain in the picture through the big format, with a good camera becomes this less.
I shall never a picture delete, the photographer makes his choice, every one must are satisfied.
Nice architecture picture, with a lot good details.
Good perspective and depth image.
Excellent composition, good colours and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Sergiom (70648) 2014-05-05 5:40
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur cette très belle petite ville. Les murs blancs et les toits rouges sont superbes. J'aime beaucoup la modernité des tours dans ce ciel parfait.
Noel_Byrne (28166) 2014-05-05 7:57
This is a beautiful view of the city, such a rich combination of old and very new architecture. I did see your posts of those towers, and they look as beautiful here as part of a wide skyline as in the other posts. Thanks for sharing these views of a city I knew virtually nothing about, I know now of another beautiful place. Lovely shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-05 9:53
anche questa si fa notare per la luce brillante che illumina il paesaggio e che rende i colori e gli oggetti vivi,
Anche la composizione è ben curata e risulta molto armonica, tanto più che appare ravvivata dalle varie torri che si elevano sopra la media degli edifici.
Una foto molto ben riuscita.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
dkmurphys (54489) 2014-05-05 10:31
Very fine composition with those different urban layers of buildings. Well seen, enjoy a good evening.
photoray (13725) 2014-05-05 10:53
Interesting aerial view of Georgia's Batumi, with its myriad architecture styles, not just the modern towers.
I enjoy historical subjects, and often one must explore "downtown" to find the past.
Thanks for sharing,
carlo62 (41299) 2014-05-05 15:09
ecco l'esatta posizione delle due torri che ci hai presentato in precedenza, è bello vedere anche il panorama completo per rendersi conto dello sviluppo della città.
Ottimo lavoro complessivo.
jcpix (13846) 2014-05-05 17:04
I agree with you all the way, doing your own research and following personal intuition is what usually pays off the most, photography or otherwise. What a cool view this is, and a fun one that includes so many towers. The elevated position shows the city in fine detail and dimension, almost like putting together a puzzle. I like how the red rooftops cut through the frame on a diagonal, taking us into the depths of the image. Great notes too, detailing the features that your presenting. Really well done Mrs. Restless. :) Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
jjcordier (79289) 2014-05-05 20:58
Belle vue générale sur cette ville et, en particulier, sur ces immeubles modernes à l'architecture très originale. Une ville que je découvre!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-05 21:36
Malgo, I am so busy but I like to visit TE and keep in touch with all the friends...and of course I like to see where in the world you are at the moment...the way you travel is fascinating and your pictures from your journeys are stunning!! thank you for sharing your special memories!!
rychem (30371) 2014-05-05 22:23
O, widok na wszystkie te budowle, które wcześniej pokazałaś, widzę, że buduje się tam sporo, fajny widok a ja lubię taką poszarpaną linię budynków na tle nieba
Waylim (25444) 2014-05-05 23:16
You certainly travel alot, much more than anybody I know, and there are many wonderful photo in your gallery, sorry, I don't have time to comment them all. This one is great with so beautiful and rich colors of the city skyline and full of details.
I read your note in your reply to Craig's comment. Thanks.
Fis2 (92195) 2014-05-06 0:16
Fajna panoramka tego znanego miasta.
Ladne swiatlo i kolorki.
Krzysztof i G.
mirosu (15878) 2014-05-06 1:05
As I can see I've missed many nice photos from your gallery during my TE absence. Don't worry I'll catch up soon.
This is excellent view to the beautiful Batumi buildings. I like the nice high angle viewpoint and the superb tight crop allowing to concentrate on all nice details. The light is very good, the colors well balanced.
Very well done.
mkamionka (33685) 2014-05-06 1:30
bardzo mi sie podobaja takie panoramy. Jakosc rzeczywiscie nieco niedoskonala -nie moglem sie na poczatku domyslec co sie stalo ale wyjasnilas to w notce. Pomimo wszystko widok jest wspanialy I tak rzadki egzotyczny gosc na TE ze bardzo chcialbym miec takie zdjecie w swojej kolekcji.
PiotrF (13424) 2014-05-06 10:25
Szeroka panorama tego miasta pokazuje kontrast miedzy starszą czescia a nowoczesnymi budowlami. Dobry punkt widokowy znalazłaś.
Silvio1953 (133822) 2014-05-06 13:15
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic Towers, lovely composition, beautiful grainy addiction, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
tedesse (25133) 2014-05-06 13:21
Piekna panorama Batumi!
Interesujacy POV, piekne swiatlo i kolory, doskonala ostrosc.
adramad (42021) 2014-05-07 8:20
Splendid this great panorama of the city, which had not even heard .... gorgeous as highlight all those splendid modern buildings, in contrast to other more traditional buildings.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
ikeharel (65241) 2014-05-07 9:07
Good evening Malgo,
Following the two pictures of those towers from a closer view, here we see those prominently above town skyline.
Fine clear shot, depth and the vivid colors superbly rendered.
serp2000 (42554) 2014-05-07 23:23
Good morning, Malgo,
OK, I have never been in Brisbane and I will go to Georgia. If you say this is a cheap alternative to Australia. ;)
Good presentation of the cityscape of Batumi. There are lot of people from Adjaria in Perm region.
bostankorkulugu (42278) 2014-05-24 23:06
batumi is so close to my father's home towm but haven't been there yet... nice shot dear, showing what the city has to offer...
rsabhijith (133) 2014-06-11 18:33
Very nice view of the city. It looks like a blend of Spanish, Italian, French city-architectures. The towers are wonderful. Nicely captured all these elements with good contrast and resolution. Good going.
mcmtanyel (18123) 2014-06-28 18:49
Both photos look fine to me, I would not delete any of them. In fact, the main one looks fantastic! The sharpness, the colors and the chaotic beauty of the city are remarkable.
holmertz (47150) 2015-02-01 3:04
I was looking again at some of my photos of strange buildings in Batumi and needed to check up if you had shown them. So I stumbled on this photo which I did not see before. It seems a lot had happened in this city only in those less than two years between our journeys. Cable car? I don't think there was any in 2012. It's a very interesting photo and the quality is good, considering it was taken through a window.
I hope everything is all right in South America.