Tbilisi: Lisi Lake, Nutsubidze Plateau and the vicinity
Lisi lake is one of the most beautiful and yet undeveloped recreational area 10 minutes drive from the busy neighborhood of Saburtalo district. Weather varies here a lot from being dry and hot in Summer to freezing cold (so that the lake gets covered with ice) in winter.
Occasionally, the lake area gets raging winds coming down the valley of a magnitudes that make impossible to hang out on the lake shore. Being isolated in a certain type of a microclimate, wind is not noticeable just 500 meters away from the lake on a new road which connects Tbilisi’s North Western and Western ends (letting cars to avoid busy streets inside the city).
Prime lands around the lake has been purchased several years ago (before the crisis) for a residential development that has been on hold since due to the crisis. However, as the city expands, this project will most probably also kick off and one more quiet recreational space will be converted into concrete and pavement. The only hope is to make it in a humanly appropriate manner.