The Colors of Georgia
Georgia is a country that many people still overlook as a travel destination. But more and more people are discovering this delightful and welcoming country, and rightly so. Here’s why. Just watch.
Georgia is one of those countries that has a unique feel. The state is, in fact, a broad valley between the Greater and Lesser Caucasus, running from the Black Sea in the west to Azerbaijan in theeast, with Russia to the North and Turkey to the south. A bridge between Europe and Asia and for centuries the route followed by traders along the famous Silk Road for the transportation of goods from Europe to China and vice-versa. A country with a hectic history, and also the birthplace of wine.
In no other country is wine as important as in Georgia. It was also here that the art of making wine was discovered around 8000 years ago. No coincidence therefore that the word “wine” comes from the Georgian word “ghvino” (ღვინო). The Greek, Romans and Persians, ancient trading partners of Georgia, were crazy about Georgian wine.
This ode to Georgia focuses on what the country has to offer: picturesque mountain villages, Black Sea beaches, monasteries and temples, markets and delicious food.
Video: Colors of Georgia
The poem accompanying the video is a passage taken fromThe Wavesby the Russian poet and writerBoris Pasternak, perhaps best known for his novel Doctor Zhivago.
We were in Georgia. You can get this land
If hell is multiplied by paradise,
Bare indigence by tenderness, and if
A hothouse serves as pedestal for ice
And then you’ll know what subtle doses of
Success and labour, duty, mountain air
Make the right mixture with the earth and sky
For man to be the way we found him there
Director: Andrew Efimov
Edit: Nikita Malko
Music: Kirill Gorokhov
Sound design: Yuri Sherbarkov
Poem: Boris Pasternaktion
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