Every city changes its appearance at night. One may not even recognize the same city at night. Light, torches, flashing buildings and cars with their lights on – all these give special beauty to the city at night. Tbilisi is a perfect destination for those who are interested in night life.
Tbilisi is among the most beautiful and oldest capitals in the world. At night it becomes even more attractive and romantic. Here we explore several photos and video recorded by the Georgian photographer Shermazana, Giorgi Shermazanashvili
Photos are taken in different time of the year and reflect all the beauty of night Tbilisi.
Story behind Tbilisi
The capital of Georgia was founded in the 5th century. It has been conquered by Roman, Arab, Turkish, Persian, Mongolian and other conquerors. Russia invaded Georgia in 1799 and remained there until the end of the Soviet era. All the different cultures have left their tinges on the development of the city. Now Tbilisi boasts about its old, traditional and modern, newly developed architectural centres. Old Tbilisi is replete with historical, cultural and religious centres with the typical balconies and carvings on the house. While modern Tbilisi has a variety of extraordinary buildings.
What to see in Tbilisi
The fortress Narikala is a must-see place in old Tbilisi. It was built in the third century. Due to invasions, the castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The fortress is located on an uphill and looks over the city. Before going up Narikala, visitors should observe the Metekhi Virgin Mary Church and the monument of the king Vakhtang Gorgasali, the founder of Tbilisi, on the steep bank of the Mtkvari River (Kura). Georgians have a 7000-year history of bathing culture. Bathhouses of thermal springs located in the old district of Tbilisi are still in use.
Annual festival Tbilisoba
Tbilisoba is an annual festival held on the last weekend of October but this year it takes place on the first weekend of October. The reason for that is presidential election that is due on the 28th of October.
It was first held on October 28, 1979, and has since become an established tradition. The festival features open-air concerts of traditional music and dancing and various cultural events, centered on Old Tbilisi, the historical part of the city. Beyond celebrating the city’s past and present, people from all over Georgia represent their region at the fair of the harvest and Rtveli. Awarding honorary citizenship of Tbilisi by the city government also occurs in the framework of Tbilisoba.
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Source: www. Georgianjournal.ge, photos by Giorgi Shermazanashvili