I'm talking about the capital of a small Eastern European country Georgia __ Tbilisi, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River with a population of 1.5 million inhabitants.
According to Georgian legends, Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali, who, while hunting, shot a pheasant, which fell into a warm spring and was boiled. The King got inspired to found a city on the site, and call it Tbilisi (the Georgian word Tbili means "warm").
The city has been destroyed and rebuilt close to 30 times since then but the layout of the Old Town is largely intact with narrow allays and big crooked houses built around courtyards.
|The bridge over the Mkvari River|
|The historical part of Tbilisi|
I love spending time in the oldest, historical part of Tbilisi where there are a lot of cafes, clubs and lounges along the narrow streets. It’s especially beautiful in summer, when you can sit outside to have lunch or just a cup of coffee. Every time I go there, watching these old houses with cute balconies, built in centuries ago, I forget that it’s 21st century outside.
|A street in "Old Tbilisi"|
Wish you a happy day everyone.