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This is the view from the rooftop restaurant and bar of the hotel where I was staying in Tbilisi a few months ago. The hotel was situated at the edge of a steep hill overlooking the Old town. The nearest church, undergoing restorations just like most major buildings in the city, is the 13th century Metekhi Church. I have earlier shown a couple of interiors from that church. This was one of them.

Further back, on the slopes of the Sololaki ridge, you can see the walls of the mainly 8th century Narikala fortress and inside it the Church of St Nicholas. The church was destroyed by an explosion in the 19th century and rebuilt in recent years.

Below the hill, to the left, is a mosque from the late 19th century, probably the only still functioning mosque in the Georgian capital.

Below the nearest hill, not visible here, is the Mtkvari River. On the other side of the river you can see the spectacular Old town of Tbilisi, stretching further north (to the right from this angle) for some distance.

I have added two more views from this hotel as workshops.

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