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