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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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** Bonus Post ** Nutsubidze Plato 1 Skybridge Apartments, Laguna Vere Swimming Pool, Tbilisi Sunset, and Soviet Mechanics murals, Tbilisi, Georgia – October 2018

Bonus Post #2 of the ‘Love Bears’ Tour Here are a few more ‘non urbex’ shots, taken at various spots in and around Tbilisi… Nutsubidze Plato 1 Apartments Located in the Saburtalo District of Tbilisi, this trio of brutalist apartment blocks were designed by the architects Otar Kalandarishvili and Guizo Potskhishvili and constructed between 1974-1976. The apartments are still occupied to this day, with its lifts operated by coin, and the ‘sky bridge’ walkways falling into disrepair along with the…

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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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