Old Tbilisi in Paintings and Gravure

There is an interesting blog on WordPress called “The Chief End of Life” which displays several stunning pictures of old Tiflis as depicted in various foreign sources (paintings, encyclopedia).

The artwork displays downtown Tiflis as it built and survived within historical city walls, throughout centuries up to the communist rule.

Although Soviet city planning improved sanitary, transportation and infrastructure conditions in the city, it also drastically changed Tiflis’s historical landscape, aggressively interfering in the historical urban grid, erasing the city’s unique vibe almost completely.

 Image compilation and descriptions from the “The Chief End of Life
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