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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. A cable car enters the station in Chiatura. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. Two women ride the old soviet cable car up into the Caucasus in Chiatura. The cable car is free to ride. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a service telephone inside an old soviet cable car in Chiatura. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a view of the industrial part of Chiatura from the Caucasus mountains. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a view of Chiatura from an open window inside of one cable car. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is the top of one Caucasus mountain area, and it is reachable by cable car. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a housing complex at the top of the Caucasus, an area which is serviced by free cable cars. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. A cable car hangs in Chiatura. This one is not active anymore. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a view of Chiatura after taking the cable car up into the Caucasus. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. A cable car rises up into the Caucasus in Chiatura. It transports civilians and tourists and is free to ride. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. A cable car rises up into the Caucasus. It transports civilians and tourists and is free to ride. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. A group of civilians board a cable cara to rise into the mountains where they live. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. A tourist boards a cable car in Chiatura. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a view of Chiatura from a cable car. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a view to the top of the mountain from a cable car in Chiatura. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 22, 2017. Chiatura, Georgia. This is a soviet style ticket office in Chiatura. Bus tickets can be purchased here. Chiatura is a city in the Imereti region of Western Georgia. After other intense explorations it was discovered that there are several layers of commercially exploitable manganese oxide, peroxide and carbonate in Chiatura. Due to the steep sided river valley, production workers spent a large amount of time walking up from the town to the mines. Hence, In 1954 an extensive cable car system was installed to transport workers around the valley and up to the mines. Still utilizing the same infrastructure installed originally in the 1950s, today some 17 separate aerial lift cable car systems still exist around the town. Chiatura is now a popular hipster destination, for travellers who want a haunting soviet industrial experience.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 18, 2017. David Gareja, Georgia. This view is located about 10 minutes walking up the mountain side from David Gareja Monastery. David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja, some 60-70?km southeast of Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. Part of the complex is located in the Agstafa rayon of Azerbaijan and has become subject to a border dispute between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 18, 2017. David Gareja, Georgia. This is a view of David Gareja from above. David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja, some 60-70?km southeast of Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. Part of the complex is located in the Agstafa rayon of Azerbaijan and has become subject to a border dispute between Georgia and Azerbaijan. The area is also home to protected animal species and evidence of some of the oldest human habitations in the region.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11 2017. Near Vardzia, Georgia. This is a Georgian landscape situated about 2km outside of Vardzia caves, a popular tourist destination.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11, 2017. Vardzia, Georgia. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11, 2017. Outside Vardzia, Georgia. This is a Georgian landscape situated about 5 km outside of Vardzia caves, a popular tourist destination.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11, 2017. Vardzia, Georgia. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11, 2017. Vardzia, Georgia. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11, 2017. Vardzia, Georgia. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a popular tourist destination.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 11, 2017. Vardzia, Georgia. Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 2017. Akhaltsikhe, Georgia This is a view of Sapara Monastery from above. Sapara Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery in the Akhaltsikhe District of Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia. It has existed from at least the 9th century, and has numbered among its monks many important figures in Georgian ecclesiastical history. From the end of the 16th century until the beginning of the 17th century the Sapara Monastery became empty due to the expansion of Turkish policy into Samtskhe and during this process the monastery's icons and other treasures were taken to more protected areas of Georgia.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 8 2017. Abastumani, Georgia. This is the hipster destination of Abastumani, Georgia. Abastumani is a small town and climatic spa in Adigeni Municipality, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia. It is located on the southern slopes of the Meskheti Range (Lesser Caucasus), in the small river valley of Otskhe. As of the 2014 census, it had a population of 937. The Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory is located at Abastumani. The Observatory draws many tourists, who are able to ride a cable car there in the night to visit.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 8, 2017. Outside Akhalsitke, Georgia. This is the view from a small village a few km outside of Akhalsitke, Georgia.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 8 2017. Outside Akhalsitke, Georgia This is a view of the countryside outside of Akhalsitke and Abastumani in Georgia. It is near the Armenian border.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 8 2017. Outside Akhalsitke, Georgia. This is a view of the Caucasus mountains from outside Akhalsitke at sunset.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 6 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia. A group of teenage girls dance at school in the dance hall. They are preparing for a celebration that opens a housing unit for IDPs from Abkahsia and South Ossetia.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 6, 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia. A young Georgia girl stands with a traditional hat and modern clothes on the sports court of a housing complex. She is there to dance to celebrate the opening of housing units for Georgia IDPs. Many have not resettled to this day.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 6 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia A group of Georgian teens dance to celebrate the opening of a new IDP housing unit. Many IDPs are still displaced from the war in Akhasia and South Ossetia. This is the ancient sanatorium, spa town of Tskalltubo, where Stalin had his own spa. It is now open to the public.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 5, 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia. This is an abandoned sanatorium in the ancient spa town of Tskalltubo. Now IDPs occupy this building, however one burnt a section of it down due to producing homemade alcohol.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 5, 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia. This is an abandoned sanatorium in the ancient spa town of Tskalltubo. Now IDPs occupy this building, however one burnt a section of it down due to producing homemade alcohol.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 5, 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia. This is the ruins of a sanatorium located in the ancient spa town of Tskalltubo in Georgia. It now houses IDPs from Abkasia, who fled the war. To this day, they have still not re settled. This hallway is underneath a floor that was completely burnt down by an IDP attempting to make home made alochol.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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June 5, 2017. Tskalltubo, Georgia. This is an abandoned sanatorium in the ancient spa town of Tskalltubo. Now IDPs live in this complex. One area was burnt down by an IDP who was trying to make home made alcohol.
MINIMUM PRICE $100