Gori, Georgia


Gori is one of my favorite cities in Georgia. Sadly, I never took many photos of its gorgeous grape vine covered neighborhoods. But here’s a selection from the bazaar (market) in Gori. I loved this place for its vibrance and vivacity. — Again, if you click on the photos, I’ve included more info about it/the moment/Georgia. And if you have any questions, zap over a comment and I’ll do my best to answer 🙂


Blue Eyes at Gori Bazaar

Scale at Gori Bazari

Spice Seller at Gori Bazari

One Little Piggy Went to Market

Tomato Seller with the Smile

The Lady with the Pillar of Salt

And Then There Are Certain Peculiarities...

Handsome Soldier

A Sign of the Times...And the Place

Home Near Mine, Gori

Clearly a Message Important Enough to Write All Over a Front Door


About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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19 Responses to Gori, Georgia

  1. Beth says:

    Do you mind if I use some of your photos as bases for portraits/studies? They’re really fantastic images.

    • sputnitsa says:

      Hey Beth! That’s so sweet of you and I appreciate your asking. Go for it and enjoy! If you have any you’re sharing, can you let me know/see? I’d love to see what you do with them, if you do share later 🙂 No pressure if you keep them under wraps.

      🙂 Thanks!

      • Beth says:

        If they turn out well, I’ll post them for the world to see! They’ll probably go on my Sheer Art Attack blog. 🙂
        I’ll be sure to link back here with all of the posts.

        And thank you!

        • sputnitsa says:

          🙂 Wishing you fun and let me know! Can’t wait–and now I have a Sheer Art Attack blog to visit! 🙂

          By the by, have you heard of Stendhal Syndrome? They should have more chairs in museums! 🙂 This is probably why I drop in overwhelmed exhaustion in my favorite galleries!! 🙂

  2. Beth says:

    I hadn’t heard of Stendhal Syndrome before–but now I know why the security guards at the Palazzo Pitti let me sit on the floor while drawing in the museum! 😀

  3. Judy Croome says:

    Your captions are spot-on! As I scrolled down I thought “what gorgeous blue eyes” and then your caption was “Blue eyes in market” and later I thought “this soldier is gorgeous” and your caption was “handsome soldier”. Great photos!
    Judy(South Africa)

    • sputnitsa says:

      Haha! Wonderful 🙂 With those two men I could hardly think/write otherwise 🙂 Such beautiful eyes and such a lovely soldier. I’m glad I photographed them to keep remembering. And the same with the women and the little pig.

      People are so fascinating and beautiful when they consent to be photographed. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by and I’m glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  4. MJ says:

    I love the relationship you have with your subjects. Your fascination with them comes through in every frame.

    • sputnitsa says:

      Aw, thanks! I love how people will share themselves when you ask… I used to take walks in the city in the evening–the city in this case being New York–and took photos of some of the most amazing people. Rickshaw drivers, halal food servers, magazine sellers, mannequin dressers, construction workers… And aren’t people beautiful? 🙂 Glad you came by and enjoyed! 🙂

  5. *giggles*

    I see Stendhal Syndrome is going around. 😉

  6. sputnitsa says:

    Hilarious 🙂 And how odd how things pop up like that, hey? 🙂 Love it!

    • Beth says:

      It is!
      No Stendhal Syndrome for me this weekend–too much work to make it to the MFA’s new wing. But expect a full report towards the beginning of December!

      • sputnitsa says:

        Verily! This also gives you time to pack a cushion so that you may comfortably faint and recline before your favorite art. Which naturally you must tell all about 🙂 🙂

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