Images of Georgia: Batumi and the Black Sea
I was happy with my first and only visit to Batumi, the coastal city of Georgia, in April of 2011. Though the tour was just for a day and it was still cold, it was the first sunny day of the year and I joined the locals in celebrating the glory of spring. It was also a realization of a long-time dream to reach the Black Sea — a moment which I greatly savoured by simply sitting on the empty beach and staring at the dark blue waters of the sea very early in the morning just minutes after I arrived. It was also historically significant since Batumi was undergoing a rapid tourism-driven facelift (see “The Trump Tower and Other Rising Structures in Batumi”) and the place may look very different when I get back.
Below are some of the photos about Batumi and the Black Sea which I featured in a series of posts in March this year.
A YEAR IN REVIEW: This post is part of a series of galleries being featured this month in celebration of A Traveller’s Tale‘s First Anniversary at WordPress. The author wishes to thank all of you who have become part of this site for the past 12 months through the views, likes, reblogs, and comments you left on its posts. It has truly been a pleasure sharing tales, photos, poetry attempts and random thoughts with you.
– Shutter Bug
Related Posts by Shutter Bug:
- Batumi 1: Break of Day
- Batumi 2: Colours of a City
- Batumi 3: Sepia Town
- Batumi 4: Port City
- Black Sea 1: Porthole
- Black Sea 2: Cold Sunlight
- Black Sea 3: Spring Beachgoers
- Black Sea 4: Adjara Mountains
- Black Sea 5: Sundown
- Black Sea 6: Three Moms and a Sunset
- The Trump Tower and Other Rising Structures of Batumi
- Celebrating a Year of Off-the-Beaten Path Photos and Tales
- Black Sea city aims to be ‘Las Vegas of the Caucasus’ (edition.cnn.com)
- Enjoying the Black Sea from a modern urban park (ireport.cnn.com)
- Urban landmark to highlight Georgian identity (ireport.cnn.com)