Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has seen a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Old buildings go through the stage of reconstruction, the city is clean and nice. In case of a better service the place would resemble a European city.
Many buildings in the old streets in the center of the city have gone through the stage of reconstruction.
Regular houses typical of the Soviet epoch are located in the suburbs.
The television tower situated in a park was built in 1972 and is 179,2 meters high above the sea level.
By the way, the lights were on only once: when there was a war conflict with Russia.
The railway station is a complex embracing an entertainment and trade centers. Now the station is reconstructed so that it could lead to the airport.
The Dinamo Stadium was built in 1976. It could first hold 35 000 spectators and was increased later on after the local football team had won the match. That was the third biggest stadium in the USSR with 78 000 places.
The official residence of the Georgian president is situated in one of historical areas of the country. It was built in 2004-2009 by several architects and is a classic horizontal building covered with a glass dome. A cubic house to the south of it is the Stationery Office. The palace doesn’t look nice. It was decided to demolish the building and substitute it by a more successful project.
Let’s take a closer view. Abundance of European flags is really surprising as Georgia has never been included in the euro zone and will hardly ever be once. The ancient area around the palace never saw repairs and was just separated from the residence by a wall of flags. Usage of central conditioning was avoided for some unknown reasons and two conditioner blocks were mounted into the wall instead.
The Church of Holy Trinity is the main orthodox cathedral in Georgia.
Old buildings in the center after reconstruction.
Central streets look good.
But Tbilisi can not be considered as a European capital yet as too much work is left here.
Passengers have access to very useful information which tells them when buses are expected to arrive.
The Bridge of Peace is located in a nice park.
The bridge consists of a steel body which is 156 meters long covered with glass. It was opened by May 6, 2010.
Michele De Lucchi was an architect.
It is a bright example of modern architecture which looks good.
In spite of the fact the cafes are rather comfortable the service is of a bad quality.
A wonderful view of the night city.