[372]~[373] 2019-07-25~26 From Tbilisi to Batumi

We stay one more day in Tbilisi and we move to Batumi which is located at Black Sea and near from Turkey.

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1. I prepared this breakfast with Prof. Lee together.

Garlic and hot pepper mash are essential in every meal.

Breakfast is very plentiful during summer pilgrimage of this year.

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2. The first visit of last day in Tbilisi was to go to Jewish synagogue. This is my first visit to synagogue.

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3. Inside of synagogue

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4. The portraits of rabbi decorated the wall. The hexagonal star was seen. The majority of Georgia is Orthodix Christians.

However, Muslims and Jews coexist in Georgia.

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5. A procession of citizens

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6. One of tourist attractions in Tbilisi is this beautiful bridge which was made only for pedestrians.

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7. The bridge showed curved beauty. I think that time is ripe for Han River to have bridges only for pedestrians.

If we invite international participation for design of the bridge, we may see wonderful design.

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8. We took a picture on the bridge.

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9. The Presidential Palace is on top of the hill. The location of the Palace seems to be the best place in that area.

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10. I can see beauties on walls of Georgian streets.

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12. I took a rest at uphill alley which leads to Trinity Church of Tbilisi.

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13. I arrived at entrance of Trinity Church.

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14. I took a selfie with travelers in Trinity Church.

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17. This Orthodix Church had monastery and seminary right here.

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18. Inside of the Church

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20. The atmosphere was very solemn.

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21. Prof. Lee stands in front of entrance of the Church.

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22. I could see wall paintings at underground passage.

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25. A village at old sector of Tbilisi

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27. There was a performance of ringing the bell at determined hours. Travelers are looking up the bell tower.

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27. A spring is still used.

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29. I became friends with the workers of restaurant right in front of our shelter.

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30. A baby and his mother

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31. Dance performance is served by restaurant.

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32. The next day I left for Batumi. In the morning I was waiting for the bus going to railway station.

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33. Prof. Lee is posing at escalator of subway. The escalator went down very deeply.

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34. I took a selfie with the workers at coffee shop. They were reluctant to take a picture.

It is not easy to take the photo of Georgian beauties.

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35. Railway course leading to Batumi.

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35-1 Scenery from the train seat

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36. I was looking outside of the window.

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37. I took a selfie with the children.

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40. Train ran five hours. Now I see Black Sea.

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41. The color of Black Sea was not black.

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42. Getting off the train, Prof. Lee is walking with baggage.

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43. The city of Banumi is seen far away.

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44. The color of this section of Black Sea is black. Some people enjoy sun-tan.

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45. I tried zoom-in. Georgian beauties were there.

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46. After walking for a while, we got on a mini-bus going to downtown.

I just jumped in the bus, not knowing the destination. Luckily, the bus was going to the direction of our shelter.

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47. We got off the bus. We walked toward our shelter. I met this modern building at seaside.

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48. This is the view seen from our shelter. I can see the swimmers at the beach.

I searched B&B shelter by internet, and found this at reasonable price.

The width of our shelter was about 33 square meter. I paid 100 dollars for two nights.



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