View of the capital, Tbilisi.
The 14th century Tsminda Sameba church in Gergeti, against the backdrop of the Caucasusmountains.
The typical balconies betraying Persian influence, in the old part of Tbilisi.
Georgian orthodox priest leading a church service.
Ticket conductor in the train wagon with which Stalin travelled to China, in the Stalin museum.
De 5047 meter hoge Kazbeg, een van de hoogste bergen in het land.
The Ananuri monastry complex, fortified, like most old religious buildings in Georgia.
Wedding ceremony in an orthodox church.
Georgian orthodox priest leading a wedding ceremony, Bride and groom wear crowns.
Three generations of Georgian orthodox females wearing head scarves, on pilgrimage to the Tsmida Sameba church.
Interior of the church of the Archangels in Gremi, an earlier capital that was sacked by the Persians late 18h century.
An elderly woman devotedly listening to the church service.
Religion is very much alive, also for the young and hip.
The beauty of the Caucasus mountains lures tourists to various outdoor sports.
Local entrepeneurs quickly latch onto this trend.
Traces of gletsjers in the mountain side.
Hiking is very popular, also for the locals.
Georgia is popular with Asian tourists.
Also many tourists fromm the Islamic world come to visit, and like their western counterparts, they enjoy snapping old churches and castles.
Old election posters on the wall of a delapidated empty factory.
Beggars at a church.
Dozing artist in the center of Tbilisi, waiting for tourist to buy one of his paintings.
Dreary soviet flats.
Wall-painting of Saint George, Georgia's patron saint, slaying the dragon in the 11th century Alaverdi cathedral.