Surami fortress and Lisi Lake captured by talented Georgian photographers
17 October, 2018
Surami fortress and Lisi Lake captured by talented Georgian photographers
Georgian photographers Giorgi Shermazana and David Pix have captured one of the most beautiful places of Georgia through their cameras.


The first photo taken by Giorgi Shermazana reflects the Surami fortress at night.

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The Surami Fortress, Photo courtesy: Giorgi Shermazana

Surami is located in eastern Georgia. Surami is a mountain resort surrounded by evergreen forests of a spruce. It is an ideal place for people who suffer from respiratory diseases, such as Asthma. The town is noted for its fortress
bearing an interesting legend about a Georgian who bricks himself up alive to save his country.

According to the legend’s narrative, the original builders had constant trouble putting up the walls of the fortress. No matter how well they built it, the walls kept crumbling. A fortune-teller told them that the walls would not hold unless a young man, an only child, was bricked up within them. It was very hard for Zurab’s mother to part with her son, but she agreed to it out of love for her homeland (and a probably touch of old-fashioned pagan beliefs). True to the prophecy, the walls of the fortress held after Zurab’s sacrifice.

The second photo by David Pix captured one of the most beautiful places in Tbilisi – Lisi Lake.


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Lisi Lake, Photo courtesy: David Pix

It is located at the 615-730 meters above the sea level. The Lisi Lake is one of the most popular recreational zones in Tbilisi. It is distinguished by its diverse fauna. The recreational zone includes jogging and bike paths, an open café, sport and playground facilities and the renovated beach for tan lovers. The surrounding place is perfect for picnics, also to relax and play with your children and friends.

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