Friday, May 27, 2016

Winery, Monastery, and Coffee

We began the day by a visit to the Nodaris Winery near Telavi.

The proprietor pouring tastings of his Georgian-style wine

We then had a long drive to the 8th C Davit Gareja monastery, 
preceded by a picnic lunch on a vast, empty sheep field.

The monastery overlooks striking hills rich in iron ore.

The Davit Gareja monastery is a dramatic structure carved into the rock..

A wall of the interior courtyard has some simple but striking brickwork.

An entrepreneur outside the monastery prepared coffee drinks from the trunk of his VW.

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