At home in Shilda

Levan Mosiashvili invited me to his home in Shilda to meet his parents, friends and neighbors. Shilda in in Kakheti, near the mountains that form Georgia’s border with Russia. During my too-brief stay, I was able to enjoy all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables from Levan’s garden, as well as trout that he caught, red wine made by one neighbor, white wine made by another neighbor, and vodka made by a third neighbor. It was wonderful! Copyright Keith Kenney, 2012.

While driving me around to see the local sights, such as Ikalto Monastery, Levan bought 3 pails of peaches and more than a dozen watermelons and cantaloupes for family and friends; copyright Keith Kenney, 2012.

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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.

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