Davit Gareji Monastery

TLG has organized spring “excursions” to different sites of national and historic interest around Georgia. We can each choose one of ten such excursions to participate in, and I went today to the Davit Gareji monastery complex, on the border between southern Georgia and Azerbajan. We started out from Tbilisi at nine, visited the ruins of an ancient domed church dedicated to St Nino where there’s currently an active women’s monastery, ate lunch by the side of the road, and continued on to Davit Gareji, where we visited an active monastery, climbed a hot, steep hill, walked a couple of feet over the Azeri border, and visited some ancient monastic cells carved into the mountain.

I’ll write more later if I can, but for now: pictures!

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