Georgia’s Soviet Mosaics PT. 3

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Here comes the third part of Georgia’s soviet mosaics. It’s been a while but the hunt for these amazing and unique pieces of soviet art continues. In this post most of the locations are from Georgia’s capital – Tbilisi. Others were found in various parts of the country.

These mosaics don’t have any cultural or historical status; hence, as you may see, a lot of them are disappearing slowly.

The idea of these photo series is to preserve a visual memory of somewhat interesting, colorful and probably one of the best examples of the soviet art.

Without a further delay take a look and drop me a line if you know more locations.

Go to this link to check the 1st part.

Go to this link to check the 2nd part.

1. Bus stop in Kobuleti, Adjara – a small resort town on the way to Batumi.

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2. One of the few 3D mosaics in Georgia. – This one is a fountain in Kobuleti.

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3. Water fountain in Bakuriani – a winter resort near Borjomi (Not sure whether this one was made in USSR or later).

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4. A phrase by one of the most famous Georgian authors Ilia Chavchavadze saying “Raise your child soul so that truth can lead him/her.. Inspire him/her to love mankind, brotherhood, unity, liberty!” in Tbilisi.

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5. A snail stop of a little railroad at Tbilisi’s Mziuri Park. The park was heavily affected by August 13, 2015 Tbilisi flood that took life of 19 people and destroyed Tbilisi Zoo, killing most of the animals.

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6. Georgian elements on the wall of the National Assessment and Examination Center.

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7. Soviet astronauts in the middle of a construction site at Tbilisi’s Saburtalo district. The origin of this small building is unknown.

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8. A petrol station in Sachkhere.

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9. More soviet astronauts in Tbilisi.

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10. A big car service center on the way to the Tbilisi Airport.  As you may see the woman in the middle has been used a shooting target in 90’s civil war.

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11. A fire station in Tbilisi.

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12. A triple fountain on the way to the Tbilisi Airport.

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13. An image of a hunter in Tbilisi.

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14. A railway support factory on the highway to the Tbilisi airport.

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15. Bonus: Current Georgian flag at the Vake Park in Tbilisi

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4 comments

  1. What a great site!
    I noticed this mosaic being broken down as we speak – yesterday (30.10.2016) on the way to the airport (the one described above as: “10. A big car service center on the way to the Tbilisi Airport. As you may see the woman in the middle has been used a shooting target in 90’s civil war.”). What ab tragedy as these are classic works of art.

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