Tbilisi’s Restored Opera House.

On Saturday after work Lika and I went to see “Swan Lake” at the Tbilisi Opera House.  I had not been in the Opera House for almost a decade.  It’s been closed for 8 years for renovation.  It was stunning, much brighter than I remember, with the chandeliers and the stained glass windows cleaned and the colors renewed.  There are “portholes” that when you look … Continue reading Tbilisi’s Restored Opera House.

Iron Butterfly, June in the Republic of Georgia

I’ve been home in Sitka two weeks now, writing reports, enjoying the Sitka Summer Music Festival and thinking of my recent trip to Tbilisi, Georgia.  It was a shorter trip than usual, which was a good thing because if I had stayed my normal two weeks I would have been caught in the flood and probably had to fend off lions and hippos on my … Continue reading Iron Butterfly, June in the Republic of Georgia