About Art - Zviad Gogolauri

Musik Street by Zviad Gogolauri

Georgian artist Zviad Gogolauri is a graduate of the Fine Arts Academy in Tbilisi and a member of the Commonwealth of Artists in Tbilisi. Several of his wonderful paintings are in the art collections of celebrities, including the actors Nicholas Cage and Pierre Richard.

Woman in Red by Zviad Gogolauri

Woman in Red by Zviad Gogolauri

At Home by Zviad Gogolauri

At Home by Zviad Gogolauri

Painting by Zviad Gogolauri

Painting by Zviad Gogolauri

Friends by Zviad Gogolauri

Friends by Zviad Gogolauri

Painting by Zviad Gogolauri

Painting by…

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About Food - Vintage Georgian Tea Tins

Vintage Georgian Tea Tins

Vintage Georgian tea tin

By the late 1920’s Georgia had become the main supplier of tea for the whole of the Soviet Union and in the subsequent decades production rose to 400,000 tonnes annually. Colorful tins with the description of the tea, its quality and its manufacturer, written in Russian and Georgian languages, kept the tea fresh.

Soviet era Georgian tea tin

Soviet-era high quality tea

Soviet era Georgian tea tin

Soviet-era high quality tea

Vintage Georgian tea tin

Soviet-era first class…

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About Food - Souzi

Recipe for Souzi

Souzi

Souzi is a popular Georgian family meal, usually made with pork and potatoes as the main ingredients. In summer tomatoes are added.

Souzi

Ingredients (8-10 servings): 1 kilo of pork, 1 kilo of potatoes, 3 large onions, 5 medium to large juicy tomatoes, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 3 sweet red peppers, 3 hot red peppers, 2 bay leaves, 10 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 5 tbs of oil (if meat…

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About Achievements - TBC Bank Listed on London Stock Exchange

TBC Bank Listed on London Stock Exchange

TBC Bank London Theme

On 11 June 2014 Georgia’s TBC Bank (Georgian: თიბისი ბანკი) joined the world’s leading companies listed on the London Stock Exchange – one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. To celebrate the occasion, TBC decorated the foyer of their head office in Tbilisi with a London theme, complete with red telephone boxes, Union Jack flags and pictures of famous London sights.

TBC Bank London Theme

TBC Bank London Theme

TBC Bank London Theme

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About Food - Marinated Sweet and Hot Peppers

Recipe for Marinated Sweet Peppers

Marinated Peppers

Marinated vegetables are very popular in Georgia and marinated peppers are a particular favorite. In this family recipe we show how to marinate a tasty mix of sweet and hot peppers that can be stored for many months.

Marinated Peppers

Ingredients: 8 kilos of sweet green or yellow peppers, 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers, 2 kilos of onions, 180 grams of salt, 200 grams of sugar, 1.6 liters of vinegar, 1.5 liters of…

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About Architecture - The Bank of Georgia Headquarters

The Bank of Georgia Headquarters

The Bank of Georgia headquarters building in Tbilisi.

The Bank of Georgia headquarters (Georgian: საქართველოს ბანკის სათავო ოფისი) was built in 1975 to house the Ministry of Roads. Situated on a wooded site by the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi, the 18-storey building was designed by architects Giorgi Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania and consists of a monumental grid of interlocking concrete forms built in a “post-constructivist” style.

The Bank of Georgia headquarters building in Tbilisi.

The Bank of Georgia…

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About Art - Rusudan Petviashvili

The Art of Rusudan Petviashvili

Watercolor by Rusudan Petviashvili

Georgian artist Rusudan Petviashvili (Georgian: რუსუდან ფეტვიაშვილი) started to paint when she was one year and ten months old and held her first exhibition when she was six years old.

Drawing by Rusudan Petviashvili

Drawing by Rusudan Petviashvili

Born in Tbilisi in 1968, Rusudan graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art and uses a unique one-touch technique (drawing performed without detaching from the sheet).

Drawing by Rusudan Petviashvili

Drawing…

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About Food - Arashykh Syzbal

Recipe for Arashykh Syzbal

Arashykh Syzbal served with Chicken_1

Arashykh Syzbal is an Abkhazian sauce similar to bazhe sauce but made with ajika. It is eaten with fried or boiled chicken or turkey. It is also used as a sauce for Abkhazian ‘abysta’, which is similar to ‘gomi’ (Georgian: ღომი).

Arashykh Syzbal served with Chicken_1

Ingredients: 300 grams of walnuts, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbs of Ajika (click link for recipe), 1 tbs of Akhkhyla (Abkhazian spice mix – click link for recipe), and salt.

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About Art - The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The open air art market near the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi is the city’s unofficial art bazaar. Here you can find paintings, sculpture, beautiful carvings, exquisite icons, pottery and fabrics.

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

Open air studio at the Dry Bridge Art Market

Open air studio at the Dry Bridge Art Market

Paintings for sale at the Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

Paintings for sale at the Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

A painting of Shatili at the Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

A painting of Shatili at the…

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About Food - Georgian Spicy Tomato Sauce

Recipe for Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy Tomato Sauce

Georgian food is often accompanied by sauces, such as Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) and Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი). In this family recipe we show how to make a spicy tomato sauce.

Spicy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 10 kilos of juicy tomatoes.

Tomatoes - Copy

1.5 kilos of hot red peppers.

Hot Red Peppers - Copy

50 grams of hot dried red pepper, 350 grams of garlic (net weight after skins removed), 5 heaped tbs of salt, 5 heaped tbs of dried coriander, 5 tbs of…

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