Tskaltubo (Georgian: წყალტუბო) was a busy spa resort during Soviet times and keeps the memory of regular Stalin visits. Nowadays many of the sanatorium complexes have been re-assigned into housing complexes for refugees that have been displaced from their homes because ethnic conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
On top of Mount Kanobili (1553 m.) in 1932, the Soviet Union built the first astrophysical observatory on the initiative of the Georgian scientist, Evgeni Kharadze.
In the ground of Jokan-ji, also know as the ” Nage komi Dera / 投込寺 / the throw away temple” the corpes of more than 2500 nameless women, sex workers of the yoshiwara district, where dumped between 1743 and 1801
Biomechanical Venus & Bullet babies at the H.R.Giger museum / Gruyères / Switzerland
Beyond easy labels of “Soviet theme park” or ” puppet state” given by international press , the breakaway state of Transnistria ( aka Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic ) could be a glimpse into the not so far future of crimea …
Hualing – Tbilisi Sea New City – Georgia ‘ s chinese dream
Stalin’s Underground Printing House in Tbilisi (Georgia), from 1903 to 1906 the Bolsheviks printed thousands of trilingual brochures (Georgian, Russian, Armenian) on this old german press.
Walking the famous “Hamilton road” .
Between 1928 and 1932 Archie Hamilton, an engineer from New Zealand, built strategic road across Iraqi Kurdistan, which ran from Arbil to the Iranian border. Hamilton hoped the road would unite the local tribes of the area and to bring outside influence in that isolated region.
“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Nemui // Studio Six // Tokyo // Japan