An Illustrated Walk Through My Neighborhood

It was a crazy week month two months (more on that later) and I finally had a quiet weekend at home. Alone (more on that later, too). I promised myself that I was going to take a walk down to Prospero’s Bookstore and buy myself a new book. For absolutely no good reason except I wanted to take the walk and I wanted a different book than the ones on my shelf. It is about a two mile walk (maybe less) through a really interesting neighborhood and I just couldn’t stop taking photos.

IMG_0408My electric blue puffer jacket goes with EVERYTHING, Baby!

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It is extremely easy to eat well in Tbilisi.


Be careful – these are Frah-Gee-Ley!


Looking at this never gets old.


Neither does this.


I am here to tell you that there is nothing like a pile of pink sequined sheep holding wallets and sweaters on their backs to make me think, “Hey, I should buy my husband some expensive Italian clothes!”


This is some powerful makeup they are selling in M A C.

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These little bronze statues are all over the place downtown. I love them.




Little statues everywhere.

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Leaves were everywhere. It was extremely windy today and I think the leaf-sweeping ladies might get Sundays off. Monday is going to stink for them.


I should probably look up who this guy is; I really like his regal posture.


And his lion fountain.


This lady is always here, right next to the McDonalds. Don’t be tempted to buy her an ice-cream cone. Once, I saw a girl do that; she does. Not. Like. Ice-cream. Maybe because it was freezing and rainy that day; I don’t know.


Everything looks more romantical by moonlight streetlight.


I really love these old grapevines growing up the side of apartment buildings. Sometimes they are as big around as trees.


And I love these old cars. Unless I am behind them on the way to work; then I really don’t like them at all. (I need my friend Alijon to tell me which is older: the car or me?)


I do not know who Samo is, but this is absolutely no kind of way to share the news!

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Everybody’s door is better looking than your door dreams of being. (Do not even ask me about my door. It has to fend off the zombie apocalypse. It has no time to get pretty).


Hey! I kind of like this one.

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And it comes in different colors. With some of the world’s craziest headbands. (How to decide)?


I wish Mark was here. This is a great place to stop on the way home and share a beer and a bowl of peanuts. Not the same alone, alas.


Seeing the Ferris Wheel never ceases to make me smile, either.


Now, now! Even a fur isn’t going to keep you warm if you don’t do your part!


Late night cheese run, anyone?


I love these alleys.


And these courtyards.


They had me up ’til the deer-antlered woman.


Slept through your alarm? No problem! Just throw Benetton’s super-trendy new jacket over your nightie and you are ready for a day in the office.


Have you found yourself with only one tire on your car? This shop in our perehod can set you up.


At long last, SUPPER!


And lunch!

And because I know the suspense is killing you, this is what I bought.


I’ll let you guess which one is already impossible to put down.


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