Tbilisi, Georgia – Narikala Fortress

4th Century Fortress Narikala Fortress was built in the 4th century. It is located on a hill, overlooking Tbilisi and the Mtkvari River. The fortress has two walled sections that are between sulphur baths and the botanical gardens. The fortress has been expanded and reoccupied over the centuries. Parts have been destroyed by either fire…

Tbilisi, Georgia – Sololaki Hill – Kartlis Deda – Mother Georgia

Kartlis Deda Wine in One Hand, Sword in Another This twenty meter aluminum statue, situated next to the Narikala Fortress on Sololaki Hill, is known as Mother Georgia. Tour guide, Dachi told me that the statue was built by Russia/Soviet Union. His thoughts on her is that he thinks she looks like a strong, hard-working…