Georgia

BOOK THREE 1968

This Book describes the first part of a journey to the Caucasus region. The author had been greatly impressed by Georgian culture, particularly music and dancing, and was keen to visit the homeland of the Georgian people. Following brief excursions to Istanbul, Yalta and Sochi he and his wife entered Georgia at Sukhumi, where they hired a car for their onward travels, which took them to the Gelati monastic complex, Gori (Stalin’s birthplace) and finally to the capital Tbilisi. Captions explain the photographs and also provide a taste of Georgian culture: opera, painting and metalwork.