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[:RU]Georgia. Historical Mtskheta.[:]

[:RU]Before leaving I had half a day and I decided to go somewhere at the dawn shooting. Especially for this trip for 50 lari I was recruited neighborhood taxi driver Zura! We left at 6 am, arrived at the place, but everything is closed and there is nothing special to do. Dawn was still 1.5 hours.

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Without hesitation, I sit in the car and go up to the mountain to the monastery Jvari.
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Somewhere on the horizon a new day is born
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From the observation deck offers the best view of Mtskheta and the confluence of the Kura and Aragvi!
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At about 7 in the temple of the first monks were tightened. They themselves live below in a large complex with the economy.
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The first rays of the sun light up the snow-capped mountain ranges hats.
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The weather is good and can be seen even before the Kazbegi is 120 km!
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But the most beautiful down there! Mtskheta still asleep
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Slowly, house by house, the ancient capital filled with soft orange
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Home jewel Mtshety- Mtshveti-Tskhoveli temple, surrounded by thick walls.
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A new day and this kind-the best of what I saw in Georgia!
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Light passed and now you can go down and look around. As soon as the first rays of the sun lit up the monastery, the temple pulled parishioners. Lots and lots of people. I can not even imagine how they all fit inside!
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According to legend, the architect who built this temple, cut off the hand that he could not repeat this masterpiece. The bas-relief with a severed arm and now decorates one of the facades of the temple.
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Mtskheta is a beautiful city. It is forbidden to build houses out of the general style. However, Saakashvili still managed to make their hand here. Nothing ..
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By the way, the Georgian churches do not take an earthquake. Everything collapses like a house of cards, and the temples stand rooted to the spot! Apparently, the ancient architects knew something about earthquake-resistant structures.
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Mtskheta is a tourist mecca. There are many souvenir shops, restaurants and wine houses. Prices for souvenirs lower than in Tbilisi
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In Georgia, home to several of the Georgian-Jewish peoples. It is their hats
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Mosaic Museum. To his right is the registrar
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The gates are open and the path is clear.
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Interior Mtshveti-Tskhoveli very austere and very different from our Orthodox churches.
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Marble flooring in hundreds of years are polished to a shine feet of parishioners. Here he is buried Bagration with his family.
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The mural on the theme of the Last Judgment
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Georgian religious architecture has much in common with the Byzantine. Mtshveti-Tskhoveli no exception. Temple basilica type, the interior is divided by longitudinal rows of columns of 3 naves.
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One lateral limits
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Begins Service
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And this is one of the secrets of seismic resistance. It may seem that the brick there for decoration, in fact, is a reinforcing belt, which is now filled with concrete.
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Under the city walls excavations.
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Gradually begin to appear on the streets merchants. The wine you can taste for free. But I do not drink and is very surprised my companion Zura!
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But from freshly khinkali can not refuse! New restaurant just opened specially for us and did everything at the highest level! By the way, it was the best khinkali of those that I have tried in Georgia. Mtskheta is very serious competition and what has got to feed the tourists here do not ride. Are khinkali same everywhere -0,6-0,7 GEL per share.
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Local souvenirs. Knit socks from sheep’s wool can be bought for 10 GEL. The homely they are, the better and more natural.
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On the way back we stop by the river to photograph another stunning view of Mtskheta
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With Zura too little for politics spoke while riding. In short, he said, Georgia is a small country and forced by someone to go to bed. Not for Russia, as for America … In Georgia, everything is understood. Stalin would turn over in his grave seeing all this.

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