white painted wooden house windows

Ushguli village (very weathered wood metal stone)

Ushguli is a series of small hamlets in the Caucasus mountains, in the Upper Svaneti region of Georgia. It’s at the end of the road more or less, and takes a bit of effort to get to. The houses are distinctive, patched up, and very weathered, the paths between them soft with mud and animal dung. In June, in the sun, with flowery meadows, lithe animals, and streams still carrying melt water, it’s very beautiful. Most of the time it’s probably quite a tough place to live, and the many empty and boarded up houses suggest that. There are taxis, a few homestays and a couple of cafe bars, so it’s a good time to visit.

Ushguli photos

tower and metal

wooden door with cow horn shaped decoration

wood and ladder stacked along sidewall

doorway in stone wall with rusty metal sheet

village house

Ushguli towers

tower wires and snowy mountain

white house on village street

faded green wooden door

wild garden

houses steps hillside

padlocked door

wooden house

light green panelling

derelict building and derelict bus

wall made out of old doors and sheets of metal

tower and churchbell

red metal shed

village across field

village buildings

towers against snowy mountainside

poles stacked against wall

white village house

ricketty water tower silhouetted against mountainside

landscape with monastery in centreground

corrugated iron shed

white painted wooden house windows

street view in sunlight

house and old wooden streetlamp

door detail with wire fastening

tower detail

pink pig on the road

stencil patterned house wall

These photos are part of bigger set: Georgia (in the Caucasus), road trip, June 2016