54 Days at Sea — Batumi Sights


Let me begin today’s blog article by wishing my U.S. readers a very happy 4th of July celebration.

It’s 9:22 according to this Batumi sundial

Walking around Batumi is an interesting experience. There’s a stark photographic contrast between new and old, sound and dilapidated. The church below is the Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God. Originally built as a Roman Catholic church, the Soviets converted it into a high-voltage laboratory. In 1989 the building regained its religious function, but this time as an Eastern Orthodox church.

Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God

Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God

Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God

The interior is well worth a quick visit, as well.

Batumi Cathedral of the Mother of God

Here are some more sights around Batumi:

Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia

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2 responses to “54 Days at Sea — Batumi Sights

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