Old stone defensive towers
Remote, with frequent avalanches and cut off for centuries during winter, mysterious Ushgali lies higher than any other village in Europe. Svan koshkebi, the defensive towers, some 1200 years old, dominate. Cows roam the narrow, muddy streets, joined by the occasional sheep, pig and crowing rooster. Rocky Mount Shkhara, with glaciers flowing from its ridges, sets the backdrop, dwarfing...

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