24 November 2010


Tbilisi is a city of churches, many of them tightly packed into the old town. In this view the church on the right is Sioni Cathedral, formerly the seat of the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church. The tower at the bottom of the picture belongs to the Jvarismama church. The large church to its left is the Norashen church. This was originally an Armenian church but is currently closed - and crumbling - because of a dispute between the Georgian church and the Armenian church over ownership. The city's only synagogue and only mosque are both located within a few hundred yards of this group of churches.

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