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Explore #242: Three Houses of Culture, rural Georgia – October 2018

Explore #6 of the ‘Love Bears’ Tour Continuing our Georgian road trip, we spent a great day exploring the countryside for abandoned ‘Houses of Culture’. These were once grand village halls / cultural centres which formed the hubs for community gatherings during Soviet times. We found three during the day, each with their own character… The ‘Blue’ House of Culture Our first find was this lost gem, abandoned on the outskirts of a small rural village. It was memorable for…

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Explores #240 and #240A (revisit): Ex-Soviet Theatre and Entertainment Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia – October 2018 and July 2019

Explore #4 of the ‘Love Bears’ Tour History This theatre and entertainment hall was built over a century ago in the European Neoclassical style. During the Soviet era it was used as a cinema / movie theatre, and was the meeting place of Officers in the army. Other parts of the complex were a gathering place for poets, musicians, and other artists, as well as journalists. Whilst the rest of the building is still in use to this day, this…

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Explore #239: Rustaveli Avenue Cableway Station, Tbilisi, Georgia – October 2018

Explore #3 of the ‘Love Bears’ Tour History (rewritten and abridged from here, here, and here) The lower station of the Mtatsminda cableway was designed by architect Konstantine Chkheidze, and is set in the grounds of the Academy of Sciences. Construction completed in October 1959, and its design has drawn comparisons with Frank Lloyd Wright’s far more celebrated Guggenheim Museum, which was built in New York in the same year. The station has a sense of space and airiness, with…

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