Architectural details with patina (Part 4)

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10 Mar

Architectural details with patina (Part 4)

Click the image to view a selection of architectural details with beautiful patina.

Its all present on the exterior of this old Tbilisi building – Great Design, Beautiful Colours, Wonderful Patina.
Tbilisi, Georgia ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
I spotted this amazing old brickwork just off Kote Marjanishvili Avenue in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi, Georgia ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
This old building is an example of the faded elegance that is so visible in much of all the historic parts of Tbilisi. And it is this faded elegance that makes this city such a wonderful place for any patina hunter like myself.
Tbilisi, Georgia ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
Timeworn, decaying and crumbling, but oh-so beautiful. This close-up of an old building exterior was captured in old city Tbilisi.
Tbilisi, Georgia ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
As a huge admirer of historic architecture, and as a patina hunter and patina recreator, I see so much beauty in this old decaying residential building I came across in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi, Georgia (Sakartvelo) ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
This old street number is quite unique. I haven’t seen another one like it in Tbilisi.
When nature adds patina on different levels to fabulous decorative architectural features like these, the results are simply magnificent.
Tbilisi, Georgia ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
On the corner of Mikheil Tsinamdzghvrishvili Street and Mose Gogiberidze Street in Tbilisi, sits this gorgeous green architectural gem.
If you are an admirer of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco architectural styles, you will find this old city has a lot to offer.
Just look at the design and patina of these beautiful old corbels. Can you tell they’re massive? Found in Tbilisi, Georgia.
თბილისი, საქართველო
This old city has so many historic architectural delights! This time it’s rooftops, decorative brickwork and, of course, patina. Isn’t it simply splendid?
Captured in the Chugureti area of Tbilisi.
If you adore patina like this, you will truly enjoy wandering through the narrow backstreets of Tbilisi’s historic neighbourhoods. But the city is changing fast. So, if visiting Tbilisi is somewhere on your bucket list, I suggest you move it right to the top to avoid disappointment.
Tbilisi, Georgia ~ თბილისი, საქართველო
What do you admire most about this old Tbilisian building? Is it the pilasters, corbels or cornice? Or is it perhaps the lovely patina?
So much attention was given to detail when designing the magnificent old buildings of Tbilisi over a century ago. Today, so many of them suffer from neglect but now they possess a wonderful look of faded elegance.
Just look at all those decorative architectural details! Do you see how timeworn they are and the wonderful patina that has emerged as a result? It’s both sad and beautiful at the same time, don’t you agree?
Another old Tbilisi backstreet beauty spotted in the Chugureti area.
Decaying decorative architectural details with patina found in Tbilisi.
Behind one of those magnificent old patina front doors in Tbilisi, I found this beautiful ironwork banister.
It’s cracking. It’s crumbling. It’s barely hanging on to its few remaining beautiful old features. I wonder, will it be saved or will it eventually have to make way for a new modern structure? In Chugureti, Tbilisi.

This newly restored building in Tbilisi will soon have a lovely layer of patina to show, enhancing all its beautiful architectural details. Nature will make sure of that.

Old lion corbel in Chugureti, Tbilisi.

I came across this old iron fence and gate in a backstreet, off Queen Tamar Avenue, in Tbilisi. I love the colours, patina and design. I haven’t seen another one like it before or since.

Photographing yet another front door of a historic building in Mtatsminda, Tbilisi, I caught sight of this lovely old terrazzo work in the entrance lobby.

Ornate details of a fabulous old gate I spotted in the Marjanishvili neighbourhood of Tbilisi.

This gorgeous old painted iron gate is the entrance to a property in the small eponymous mountain village of Timotesubani, Georgia.

Romanov’s Summer Palace at Likani, near Borjomi. Not quite as big as I had expected, but nevertheless, most charming.
There’s so much that catches the eye here: the light blue and rusty brick colour palette, fabulous patina created by the weathered paint and plaster, and the magnificent brickwork design. Found in Chugureti, Tbilisi.
The day I photographed this Art Nouveau building in Tbilisi, I was in a great hurry and the lighting wasn’t very good. I decided to return and take more photographs, but when I eventually got round to it, it was quite impossible to get a single shot. The building was being restored. Even though there’s no chance of capturing more of the wonderful patina I saw on it that first day, I’m happy that it’s being saved.
I think it’s the first time I’ve seen a corbel like this one in Tbilisi. If not, I probably just don’t recognise the design. because it had so much flaking paint or was missing some of its details. Anyway, I came across this at the former Hotel Vetzeli. This massive building, which was built in the early 1900’s in Marjanishvili, Tbilisi, is currently being restored.
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