10. Mount Ararat dominates the skyline of Yerevan, Armenia.
Yerevan

9. Novarank Monastery in Armenia.
Novarank Monastery

8. A roadside stand selling Khinkali along a Georgian highway.
Kazbegi

7. High in the Caucuses of northern Georgia.
Svaneti

6. The Zorats Karer stones in the Armenian Highlands with a storm looming over the horizon.
Zorats Karer

5. Mount Kazbeg and the Gergeti Trinity Church near the Georgian-Russian border.
Gergeti Trinity Church

4. A cliffside monastery entance carved into a canyon wall in Armenia.
Geghard Monastery

3. A rainbow inside the arch of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Rainbow at the Arc de Triomphe

2. Svan Defense Towers are scattered through the Svaneti region of Georgia.
Latali

1. I didn't notice the second cat until several days after I had taken this photo in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Tbilisi Cats

Favorable lighting conditions near dusk resulted in a rainbow over the Arc de Triomphe.

The distinctly modern architecture of the casinos and hotels lining Batumi's shore looms over the old town near the port.

Adjarian Khachapuri is a specialty of Georgia. This is from Laguna restaurant in Batumi. It is a bread boat filled with cheese, butter, and egg. Delicious but on the heavy side.

The rocky beaches in Batumi have a large amount of sea glass if you take the time to look for it.


Fabrika in Tbilisi is a repurposed Soviet-era textile factory that now contains spaces for artists, restaurants, and an enormous hostel. Hopefully Fabrika will become a model for Tbilisi and other post-Soviet cities to put abandoned industrial buildings to good use instead of tearing them down. I recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Shio Ramen or Pipes Burgers and checking out the replica posters and other art for sale at the Black Dog Shop.