Medieval city?

Tbilisi was founded in 468, and people say that the old part of Tbilisi, where we live, is said to have a medieval feeling to it. These photos were taken within one block of our home.

We live in Old Tbilisi, which has many cobblestone streets; copyright Keith Kenney, 2011.

One of our neighbors; copyright Keith Kenney, 2011.

Another neighbor; copyright Keith Kenney, 2011.

This bridge was ordered by the City Hall of Tbilisi to connect Old Tbilisi with the new district. The official opening was May 2010, and its contemporary design  has very controversial because it looks so different than the rest of Tbilisi. What do you think? Please comment.

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About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

One Response to Medieval city?

  1. Billy Hucks says:

    The bridge is such a nice design, contrasting dramatically with the medieval architecture in a complimentary way.

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