A trip to Abkhazia 2010, to the very south of the sunny country.
Looking out of the window of the hotel. Yeah, such a view…
Welcome to the hotel through this courtyard.
One of the streets of Ochamchira city.
A unique feature of Abkhazia – they always “do not care”, always relaxed. A carousel fell down about 15 years ago – don’t care, it doesn’t ask for food… a house is going to ruin – don’t care …
A typical picture. Municipal administration building – half of the building is with double-glass panes, another half as you may see. But some cool cars can be seen, and lanterns …
National dish – hominy.
Lots of ruined houses …
These streets used to be very active …
Density of the population leaves something to be desired, more than half of the houses are simply empty.
In the Soviet time there were private houses …
So they live – half of the house is collapsing and another half is with double-glass panes.
Garbage is everywhere, nobody thinks of scavenging.
And everything is pilfered …
A road to the station, in the past it was impossible to go through – crowds and cars…
The vast square was full of taxi cars.
Though, to our surprise, assistant station-master’s room still works, the rest of the station is abandoned.
In fact local people are rather hospitable.
Main views of the city.
Abandoned railway not far from the Georgian border. It turns out that from Abkhazia to Georgia minibuses are going!
Leaving Orchara you can see such weird sculptures… Maybe Tsereteli?
A little of Sukhumi after all … A famous station.
Former building of administration in the background – in such a sad state.
Monument of Lenin has been removed but the base has remained.