The Mtkvari river flows through central Tbilisi dividing the cobblestone Old Town from a collection of modern post-Soviet buildings. For a small fee, you can take a cable car to the top of a hill overlooking the entire city.
The uniquely shaped pedestrian Bridge of Peace over the Mtkvari River. Locals joke that it looks like a giant feminine pad, which isn't entirely untrue.
The art installations in central Tbilisi often seem straight out of Alice in Wonderland.
Ornate balconies and elaborate stories, typical of traditional Georgian architecture.
Light filters through a window in a church under construction in the Tbilisi old town.
Soviet-era block apartments in Rustavi, Georgia, an industrial center about 30 km southwest of Tbilisi.
One of countless vast crumbling factories at the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant, founded by Stalin in the 1940s.
Factory dogs have free run of the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant, which still runs at partial capacity.
Shafts of light filter through holes in the ceiling in this abandoned Georgian factory.
Molten steel flows through a canal on its way to being formed into seamless pipes.
A giant vat of liquid steel slowly empties in a cloud of sparks at the Rustavi steel plant.
Assorted wrench collection at Stalin's semi-abanonded Rustavi steel plant.
Feeling a bit nervous about proximity to molten steel.