Friday, June 3, 2016


June 3: Today we drove — over a road that tested the mettle of our four-wheel drive vehicles and their drivers — to Ushguli, a collection of villages in the high Caucasus mountains of Svaneti that, at 7190 feet, is supposedly the highest permanently occupied settlement in Europe.

A beautiful luncheon table was awaiting us.

There were a fair number of dogs, but they didn't seem to run in packs. 
They were mostly solitary and fairly large, like this one who posed nicely.

Bells in the courtyard of a monastery

The village of Chazhashi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Detail of overlapping walls in Chazhashi, like a Cubist painting

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