Thursday 26 May 2016

Upper Svaneti

These towers in Svaneti are really cool! They could be the perfect setting of an epic movie!

Mestia, Svaneti
This postcard was sent by Ania from Poland

Mestia (Georgianმესტია) is a highland townlet (daba) in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500 metres (4,921 feet) in the Caucasus Mountains.
Historically and ethnographically, Mestia has always been regarded a chief community of Zemo, or Upper Svaneti province. It was formerly known as Seti (სეთი). The population is mostly Svans, a cultural and linguistic subgroup of the Georgians. Despite its small size, the townlet was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments, such as churches and forts, included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. - in: wikipedia

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