The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Salkhino is a small village in Georgia that would never be famous if a residence of Georgian dukes Dadiani wasn’t built here. Today we’ll get a chance to visit the magical place.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Nobody today can explain what the purpose of the dam was.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

A waterfall.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Another river on the way to the residence.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

A church was built here in the 17th century. In the 19th century the dukes chose the place to be their residence and after formation of the USSR the residence was abandoned. Now the place is occupied by the Georgian patriarch.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The church was built in 1782. It was empty which is an unusual event for modern Georgia. The access to the place is probably is far from being free.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

This is a myrrh-streaming icon.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

A picturesque alley.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Local monks grow grapes and produce vine which is not sold freely.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The vine is stored in the barrels.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The warehouse for wine storage was built in the 19th century.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Church wine in bottles.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Would you like to try some wine?

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

As well as cheese, nuts, bread and pickles.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The custodian stays in the house.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Persimmon.

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

The Residence Of Georgian Dukes

Location: Salkhino

via vartumashvili 

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