The Chronicles of Georgia tell some of the history of Georgia, as well as, stories of Jesus. I was able to better identify the stories associated with Jesus.
So we parked and headed up some stairs. About 1/3 of the way up there was a landing. We were able to point out to the kids where our house was (and they were able to recognize our street/their school). We are about to head up the rest of the stairs.
I was really tempted to try and photoshop myself into that picture....lol.
At the top of the stairs, there was a group of 13 statues. Mason thinks they may have been aspostles (plus Jesus). They were all holding different items (one even was holding a Georgian style church) so that makes me think they are Georgian Orthodox saints or Georgian kings.
This looks like when Jesus washed the apostles feet before the last supper.
Here's a view of the Mtkvari River out of town (towards Mtskheta).
Lots and lots (and lots) of Soviet style apartment buildings.
Clarissa is about 1 meter tall.....just for reference as to how tall these pillars are.
The Chronicles also overlook the Tbilisi Sea (a water reservoir, not really a sea).
Jesus fishing with some apostles.
Science dork in me is curious who the guy with the globe is.
We saw several Mary images, but I don't think this woman is her. Maybe Joan of Arc or Queen Tamar?
Jesus and the Devil? (you can see horns on the winged individual).
A scene of Jesus carrying the cross past Roman soldiers and a mocking crowd.
At the front, there were some stone scrolls. Those, as well as, inscriptions written by images were in Georgian. I think it would be much more interesting to go with someone who could read/translate them.
There was also a small church by the monument. It was closed though. The site isn't mentioned in any tour books but made for a nice morning adventure (before the temperatures got up to the forecasted 37℃ (aka 98℉)).
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