A wander through Old Tbilisi

The buildings of Old Tbilisi, the Georgian capital’s historic quarter, for centuries reflected the city’s rule by Mongols, Arabs, Turks and Russians.

Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. (Reuters)

Photography by David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

Iron stairs and wooden balconies are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

Stairs are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A window of an abandoned part of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A stained glass window is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

An old house under restoration is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

Wooden stairs and a balcony are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A front door of a house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

A small door and a piece of furniture are seen on a street in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A wander through Old Tbilisi

Wooden stairs and balconies are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

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