Tbilisi city tour 2nd part; Snowy Stroll on Narikala Hill

4-days Solo Trip in Winter Republic of Georgia 
January 28 to February 01, 2014

Tbilisi city tour 1st part; foggy Mtatsminda park

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. The fortress was established in the 4th century as Shuris-tsikhe (i.e., "Invidious Fort"). It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089-1125).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narikala

Kartlis Deda (Mother of Georgia) is a monument in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which has become a symbol of the city. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-metre aluminum figure of a woman in Georgian national dress. She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartlis_Deda

How to go to Narikala hill;
From Liberty Square metro station, walk towards Abkhasi Street. Then, navigate the hill afar that can be seen with cable car and Mother of Georgia. I started to walk the hill on the side of Bethlehem Church (right side of the hill near Sololaki Hill). From Bethlehem Church, there is a series of stairways going to Mother of Georgia then road towards to Narikala Fortress.

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (overlooking Peace Bridge & Rike Park)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Mother of Georgia)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Mother of Georgia)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Mother of Georgia)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Mother of Georgia)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (overlooking Tbilisi)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (overlooking Freedom Square)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (inside Narikala Fortress overlooking Tbilisi)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Narikala Fortress)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Narikala Fortress)

Snowy stroll on Narikala hill (Narikala Fortress)


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