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.

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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