Saturday Scenes: Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace

When I first saw the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia, I have to admit I sort of thought “what the heck is that?”  A curving monstrosity of glass and steel, it just seemed to stand out like a sore thumb, connected to one of the oldest areas of the city. To me, it seemed almost as out of place as the towering Radisson Blu hotel that dominates the river just upstream.

The longer I was in Tbilisi, and the more times I passed the bridge, the more it grew on me. Indeed, it looks pretty cool at night and walking across does provide some great views of the Narikala Fortress and the Mekehti Church. But I personally can’t help but wonder if something with a bit of an older feel might have been a better fit.

Tbilisi's Bridge of Peace

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Scenes: Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace”

  1. I’m a fan of shaking up an old place with a splash of new. Not everyone likes it but it gives everyone something to talk about.

    1. Good point. I think the bridge itself is beautiful – and it goes well with one side of the river, just not the other so much…

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