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Winter magic in Abastumani forest
26 December, 2016
Abastumani is a small town in Georgia’s southern Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The place is notable for its incredibly pure air and healing hot springs. Yet Abastumani is most known for its Astrophysical Observatory, once famous for its advanced scientists and their researches.  The unique climatic conditions of Abastumani make it a wonderful place for observing night sky.  Photo by photographer Romani Tolordva depicts fascinating snow-covered forest of Abastumani. 

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