What I love about my research for WHY GEORGIA, is that I’m constantly getting pumped with inspiration. Meeting people I can learn things from, discovering things I wouldn’t believe existed. Let’s say, there is a place which is growing to a real cultural hub of Eastern Georgia, not being a fortress from XI century or an important religious object. It is located in Udabno, a village which sprang up after the experimental relocating of several Svan families from their remote green mountainous villages to this dry fruitless area, in order to create kind of a defensing point against possible threat from Azeri side. This happened in the end of 80s. Now nothing has changed: the dominating ethnic group among the villagers is still Svans, and the conditions didn’t became better: +40 degrees in summer, dry winds, cold winter… Udabno means “desert” in Georgian, and it is the best name for such a place.
Why Georgia? A Polish oasis in the Georgian desert
- July 20th, 2020 | 0 Comments