Georgia

The Many Faces of

A Re-Discovered Life presents:

Boredom

Georgia declared it’s independence from the Soviet Union on April 9, 1991. You can still see the soviet influence as you walk the streets throughout Georgia.

This bathroom attendant adjusts her shoe while she waits to assist the next customer.

Focus

A cable car attendant focuses on the descent.

The weathered faces tell a story imagined to be full of desperation, fear, and hope.

Joy

A winemaker shows joy when discussing his home-made wine

If there is one thing that brings joy and a smile to a Georgian, it’s talking about their wines. Georgia is known as the ‘Birthplace of Wine” and the joy expressed is palpable. Georgians have been reportedly making wine for over 8,000 years.

Curiosity

A market vender watches locals pass by.

Georgians seem a curious people. They will look you up and down as you walk down the sidewalk. They sit, perched on steps or random chairs watching as the world passes by.

Intention

A market vender explaining how Churchkhela is made and cutting off a sample.

Georgia is full of natural and home-made products. Vendors are excited to explain their products, give you samples and watch your expressions as you explore new tastes.

Humor

Most Georgians don’t mind their photo being taken. Men more so than the women. This man caught me in the act of capturing a candid photo.

A wink and a smile

Friendliness

It’s difficult to say no to samples when they are presented with such friendly and welcoming smiles.

Selling Chacha in the market with welcoming and friendly smiles.

Faith

According to a 2014 census, 83.4% of the Georgian population identified themselves as Eastern Orthodox Christian, 10.7% Muslim, 3.9% Armenian Apostolic, and 0.5% Catholic. – Wikipedia

The eyes of faith as a parishioner lights a candle for prayers.

Welcoming

A group of local men invite us to join for beer and Chacha.

Georgians take pride in their welcoming demeanor. Some believe that every guest is God’s messenger.

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