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26 February 2012 / leggypeggy

Tbilisi by night

The Narikala Fortress

Tbilisi is a beautiful old city, but it’s especially stunning at night.

From the Bridge of Peace over the Mtkvari (Kura) River, I could look to my right and see a long expanse of old Tbilisi, including the brightly lit Narikala Fortress and Metekhi Church. Turning almost 180 degrees to my left, I could see the opulent presidential palace, which looks even bigger at night.

Poor John and I continued across the bridge to the bustling, Europe Square. a spacious park that comes alive at night for the dancing fountain display.

We were surprised to see so many people turning out on a Tuesday, but the place was crowded with families, sweethearts, food and balloon sellers, as well as some tourists. I assume this is a nightly ritual, because the fountains ‘perform’ daily. The hubbub was a big change from earlier in the day, when we got a feel for just how large (and deserted) Europe Square can be in the afternoon.

We saw dancing fountains in Yerevan, capital of Armenia. The Yerevan show is longer and more impressive, but I’d still recommend both.

Hey, don’t forget to pick a number before 29 February 2012.

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  1. Caroline Blunck / Aug 11 2017 1:54 am

    I love this photo. Would you be willing to share it with me? We lived in Tbilisi for several years and I’d like to print it as a gift to a friend. (I’m not a good photographer and never did get good photos of the city– only if people!)
    Thanks, Caroline

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 11 2017 11:48 am

      You are most welcome to use it. I hope you can download it from the blog because I’m not sure where the original is. I can look for it if you need it.

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