Monday, November 21, 2011

Rustavi: Rustaveli Street and Rustaveli

It's likely every Georgian city, town, and village has a Rustaveli Street. Here's a sampling of what's on Rustavi's Rustaveli Street:

Rustavi, Georgia

Rustavi, Georgia

Rustavi, Georgia

Georgians might say that Shakespeare was the Rustaveli of England. Rustaveli, a 12th century poet, wrote the Knight in the Panther's Skin, an epic poem that I understand every Georgian can quote an excerpt from. Here is the poem in its entirety, in English.

Shota Rustaveli. Credit: Wikipedia

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