Gold of Svaneti: Magnificent Mestia featured on Russian National Geographic
19 September, 2016
Gold of Svaneti: Magnificent Mestia featured on Russian National Geographic
An astonishing photo of Georgia’s remote Svaneti region, located in country’s northwest part, has appeared on Russian National Geographic’s website as the editors’ choice. The photo named Gold of Svaneti depicts Svaneti’s historical center named Mestia, located at an elevation of 1,500 metres, that represents a highland townlet of the region. As usually, Mestia is always illuminated in golden color, so that the tall towers erected between the giant mountains and shining like gold can be seen from far away.
Correspondingly, it is symbolic when author of the image calls Mestia gold of Svaneti. The townlet contains a number of medieval monuments, such as churches and forts, included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Svaneti and, in particular Mestia, are notable for their medieval towers, churches and other precious cultural monuments, yet the main thing that attracts and captivates every visitor be it a local from other region or a tourist is the breathtaking landscape, snow-covered mountains and magnificent starry sky of Svaneti. Photo courtesy of Q-lieb-in.

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