This day I learned that, simple put, the view of Tbilisi from the fortress is referred to as Old Town Tbilisi.
Dachi and I rode a cable car up to the fortress.
When you exit the cable car, you don’t enter the fortress – you enter an area just to the right of it. Here you have lots of locals selling souvenirs, a fabulous view of Old Town Tbilisi and further down the twenty meter aluminum statue of Mother Georgia – Kartlis Deda.
This view is looking towards Freedom Square:
This view you can see Peace Bridge, Kura River, glass and steel tubular music hall and the domed Presidential Administrative Building and home of Georgia’s newly elected President – Salome Zurabishvili:
View of Tbilisi’s Holy Trinity Cathedral:
Close up of some of the homes:
Papakha hat time!!!
Dachi’s panoramic picture he took with his phone while we were sitting higher up on the fortress:
Behind the fortress is the Botanical Gardens – once the property of the royal family.