Boulevard by the Black Sea

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Batumi is a port city by the Black Sea.  Having heard that it’s such a beautiful place, I made sure that on my last visit to Georgia (the country) I was able to see the place.  Lucky me, my colleague in the office was more than willing to accompany me to the trip.  There was a convenient train ride from the capital city of Tbilisi which leaves at midnight and arrives in Batumi early in the morning – a good 7 hours ride but one can just sleep through it.  So we left Tbilisi on Friday night then spent the whole day on Saturday scouring Batumi for the best photo ops.   Most of the photos I took of Batumi were published in my other blogs;  Batumi: Georgia’s Scenic City by the Black Sea and The Black Sea and Georgia Beautiful Beaches at Batumi but I set aside these 3 photos in sepia for this blog.

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My Georgian colleague savors the bliss of a perfect morning by the beach

“Priceless Moment” / Georgian 2011 [ Batumi, Adjara Autonomous Region] :  We arrived in Batumi at around 7:00 a.m. and, after a quick breakfast, immediately proceeded to the seaside.  The beach was still deserted as spring has just started and the weather was still cold.  But it was a perfect moment to fully enjoy the view of the Black Sea and commune with the magnificent surroundings on a blissful morning.  In this photo, my Georgian colleague, Amiko, was doing exactly that.

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Lamp posts at Batumi Boulevard

“Dusk by the Black Sea” / Georgia 2011 [Batumi, Adjara Autonomous Region] :  It was already late in the afternoon but we didn’t feel like we have taken enough photos of the boulevard so we walked its stretch once again, waiting for the perfect timing to take photographs of the setting sun over the Black Sea.  While waiting, I snapped this photo of the long line of lamp posts as we strolled the almost empty pavement.

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A tourist takes a photo of a seaside installation

 “From Batumi with Love” / Georgia 2011 [ Batumi, Adjara Autonomous Region] : The sun was finally setting down into the sea and I took dozens of photos from various angles.  In this photo, I captured a local tourist as he takes a photo of a beach installation of a waiter on skates with a heart on a tray – a fitting symbol of the visit because  I fell in love with Batumi that day.


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