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Sunday September 30th

Spend morning in Tbilisi and then go to the roof of the hotel Sharden to sketch the roofs of Tbilisi. Leave late morning and drive towards eastern Georgia along an avenue of walnut trees which stretches all the way to the Caspian, having stopped for a wine-soaked lunch; wine is meant to have originated in…
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September 22nd 2012

Walk round old Tbilisi with a very academic guide. Much is being restored – but there is an enormous amount of work to still be done. Balconies and courtyards abound. Fantastic gold treasure from Vani in the Georgian National Museum. A golden goblet from Trialeti with lapis, cornelian, jet and amber dates from the first…
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September 21st 2012

Fly to Tbilisi on BMI – we have to go via Baku – and as Baku is in Azerbaijan and is much further away – we have a much longer journey than necessary. Arrive late at night and the hotel doesn’t have enough rooms for us all, but everyone was given a bottle of red…
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