Saturday, 25 September 2010
... to reveal my new blog:
As this old (geosynchronicity) blog is now full, I decided to start the new one rather than downsizing the huge number of photos on the old one. I'll be more careful with photo sizes, &c on the new blog, and we'll see how long it take to fill IT up. By then, I think, blogs will have been superseded by another form of internet communication altogether... if not the internet itself superseded.
Anyway, those of you who have been regulars here, including those who are its followers, please migrate to the new blog and follow it there. I'll make it as worth your while as I can.
If you're new to this blog... before you jump away from it, there are thousands of photos here, some, IMHO, worth looking at - that's why they're there. So please have a look, then go on to
www.geosynchronici-2.blogspot.com for the rest of the story.
Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia
Posted by Anthony (Tony) Hanmer at 12:33
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
... is getting FULL after more than 3 years of regular posting. At the start, my photos were both too large and too often - up to 10 per day - to sustain the 2GB memory limit for more than this amount of time. Even switching to a digital camera, and making the jpegs smaller, while it made some difference, was too little too late.
SO I'm starting a new blog, conveniently at the outset of Lali's & my time in Mestia, Svaneti! We're here as I begin a school year of English teaching in the town's School Number 1. More on this new job, and on life in Mestia, soon. Stay tuned right here for details of the new blog's opening, which will be in a few days...
Posted by Anthony (Tony) Hanmer at 21:26
Slow shutter speed and moving the camera in the direction of motion - that's what this is all about. Digital makes it so easy to see results instantly & make further adjustments
Friday, 17 September 2010
Tony the amateur handyman wiring lights in his & Lali's new apartment! Didn't know I had it in me! But necessity is the mother of Give it a Go
Centre - a new icon for Kvirikoba
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
The church bell from K'ala's St Kvirike Church
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Gonio Fortress, site of the TLG welcome to Adjara, is near the Turkish border. Matthias, the Apostle chosen to replace Judas, is buried here, and kiwi fruit is grown. Amazing place. How they danced in the heat I don't know
Thursday, 9 September 2010
By the way, the dancing was in honour of the TLG first team's arrival in Adjara province, where most of this team will be stationed for its teaching work. (3 lucky ones, myself included, get to be in Mestia, Svaneti.)
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Just noticed that I hadn't posted anything for today, so I slipped this in now:
Sunday, 5 September 2010
A welcome stop on the way down - funny, all these 11 years driving by it, occasionally stopping, never knowing (middle picture) how great it was at the top...
Friday, 3 September 2010
Glacially fed Enguri reservoir, which, dammed, gives all of Svaneti's Mestia Region free electricity
View towards Mt Tetnuldi, Mestia
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Wouldn't YOU feel better in this remote mountain village, potentially cut off by winter avalanches or summer rockfalls, knowing this shiny new machine was around to help clear the roads? I would - I've been cut off from the rest of Georgia for a month due to avalanches in Ushguli before...
Monday, 30 August 2010
This is a small 9th-century family church in K'ala, along with some of its interior - an angel fresco, middle, and icon, of the Virgin Mary and her Son, below
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Okay... if you've forgiven me for the gore of the last post's images, a regular part of life in Svaneti, here are a few shots from the interior of the church where Kvirikoba happens