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Another collage of the three pictures to give you an opportunity to see a few pictures at the price of one :).
In my trip from Tbilisi to Kutaisi, we visited not only Martvili Canyon but also the Prometheus Caves.

Prometheus Cave Natural Monument is a karst cave located in Imereti region of Georgia. The total length of the cave is about 11 km, of which 1060 m are open to visitors. Cave has total of 22 halls of which six are currently open to tourists.

The cave was discovered and studied by Georgian speleologists in the early 80's of the 20th century. It is part of a large cave system, united by one underground river. Currently, about 30 km of the river is investigated, which is about half the length of the entire cave system. In 1985 the conversion of the cave into a sightseeing tourist destination began. By 1989, a pedestrian route was laid in the cave for about 1 kilometer, stairs and paths were built, and a 150-meter tunnel was punched out at the exit and the construction of ground-floor buildings began. The cave was equipped with temporary lighting and small groups of tourists started to visit cave.

In 1990, due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the lack of funds, the project has been closed. For several years a local citizen was protecting cave from vandals. Now at the entrance of the cave a monument to him and his dog is installed.
In 2007, 17 years after the closure of the project, the Georgian authorities returned to the idea of the conversion of the cave into a tourist destination once again. (Wikipedia)

The caves are very impressive. Of course, one may discuss if all these LEDs are necessary.
The upper picture is like an abstract installation. In the middle one, we can see the figures giving the scale.

Three big pictures

Charming monument of a local man with his dog.

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