Experiences of the crazy traveller, cont.
After the monasteries in breath taking places and other winter photos today something very different.
The next day after visiting Ushguli we went to Batumi. The travelling in Georgia is easy! The marshroutka took us directly from our guesthouse (at six o'clock in the morning)to Zugdidi. It was full of local people - Svans. It is small group with its own language quite different than Georgian. On the way we stopped in a small bar near the waterfall. The Svans were very friendly and my friend drank with them toast with chacha (local vodka, 70 percent) for Georgian-Polish friendship. It was fun! Then they help us with the other marshroutka to Batumi. We hugged them all. In Zugdidi someone asked us if we had hostel in Batumi. We hadn't so he called his friend or cousin and the guy waited for us at the bus station with a taxi. No problems! In this way we could visit so many places.
Batumi (Georgian: ბათუმი, formerly known as Batum) is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. With a population of 190,000 (2013 census), Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center. It is situated in a subtropical zone, rich in agricultural produce such as citrus fruit and tea. While industries of the city include shipbuilding, food processing, and light manufacturing, most of its economy revolves around tourism. Since 2010, the face of the city has been transformed by the construction of new high-rise landmark buildings and the renovation of the Old Town.
Alphabet Tower (145 metres (476 ft) high), celebrating Georgian script and writing.
The Georgian scripts are the three writing systems used to write the Georgian language: Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri and Mkhedruli. Their letters are equivalent, sharing the same names and alphabetical order and all three are unicameral (make no distinction between upper and lower case). Although each continues to be used, Mkhedruli is taken as the standard for Georgian and its related Kartvelian languages.
Georgian is currently written in a 33-letter alphabet.
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snunney (99968) 2014-04-30 2:59
A delightful anecdote to accompany this interesting composition; I admire very much your true sense of adventure. This structure is most unusual and stands out perfectly against that attractive sky. The stony foreground gives the scene depth and completes the layered effect. Excellent technical presentation as always.
adramad (45988) 2014-04-30 4:13
A photo that distance than artistic monasteries and great mountain scenery, in this case a magnificent composition, these modern buildings, which seem to me of a theme park, do not miss to beautify the image woodland and mountains as background.
A colorful splendid, which enhances the beauty of the image.
Very well managed lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
I wish you a good day.
Sergiom (80608) 2014-04-30 4:37
Je crois que le post traitement et la très grande lumière nous révèle quelques petits problèmes de taches sur ton capteur, surtout au niveau du bleu du ciel.
williewhistler (16398) 2014-04-30 5:58
It is an interesting scene with the giant structure towering over the rest of the fun fair and very few people in sight.
I am following your travelogue with interest and look forward to more of the same.
Best wishes Les.
worldcitizen (8700) 2014-04-30 8:32
A great note, and a lovely view of this tower. I wonder if it's the only tower dedicated to alphabets. :-) It's certainly very tall, and has a lovely structure. I like the other colorful details in the frame, such as the ferris wheel and all of the green trees.
holmertz (53424) 2014-04-30 10:24
So you even had time to squeeze Batumi into your tight schedule! Yes, I know, you will rest when you get old:-). I remember this tower (at least I think so), and a few other quite spectacular new edifices in this quite pleasant city. It's an unusual tribute to an alphabet. I had time to learn about one third of the Georgian alphabet (I have forgotten it already), but the Armenian was much more difficult.
carlo62 (49127) 2014-04-30 14:54
un soggetto molto originale, con una interessante nota.
Avrei preferito tagliare l'asfalto in primo piano, in modo da mettere meglio in evidenza la torre e il suo alfabeto, ma è solo un mio pensiero.
macjake (68420) 2014-05-01 1:14
this is what I call the perfect TE post.
maybe not to great in terms of quality, but TE helps us learn about the world and that's what you've done so well here.
How many people visit Georgia and come home with a photo of this building? I'm not sure.
But I'm glad you did.
it looks rather funny, and it certainly won't be winning any awards :) but it sends out a wonderful message.
great note, looks like you had lots of fun :)
serp2000 (44333) 2014-05-01 4:32
My congratulations! We have got the day off today. Good reason for a rest. I'd like to invite you to our home too.
Very interesting story about your adventures in Georgia, thanks for useful note about the Georgian alphabet. Excellent photo, amazing tower and very attractive background!
clic (17129) 2014-05-01 6:11
Those modern buildings remind me of 'The Jetsons', an animated musical comic science fiction movie of 1990 in which many "flying cars" flew around futuristic high structures!
The dramatic backdrop adds interest to this impressive take.
Did you accidentally took the picture at the lowest
Jpeg option, given the noisy aspect?
mcmtanyel (23253) 2014-06-15 21:21
It is nice to see modern structures after seeing so many historic sites. There is beauty in all kinds of things.
PS. I am going to get to the top of Masada, all in good time...