If you have a chance of visiting remote Georgian city Chiatura, make sure you take a free ride at one of the famous cable ways. Also don't forget to take your camera and make one of the interesting photos you will make in Georgia.

Some call them Stalin's cable cars, I prefer to call them - the rare chance to return to the year of 1954.

As I have been told, most of the cable cars have been in service in 1954, and most of them seems haven't been repaired ever since. I remember, few years ago a friend of mine sent me a preivev of Georgian documentary by Gabriel Razmadze Black Mulberry / Shavi tuta about miners in Chiatura, after watching that short, which was mainly concentrated on riding these cable cars in Chiatura, I had an ambivalent feelings regarding both to the documentary and to the Chiatura. Now, once I visited Chiatura by myself - one thing I know for sure - those old and neglected cable cars are great for independent shorts - I don't feel being a documentarist, but I felt it's time to convert my DSLR camera to a video camera and start filming shorts (well, not only in Chiatura, but shorts)

Old and neglected

Old and neglected

These cable cars will take you to one of the most interesting rides if not in your life, then in Georgia for sure. Seems they haven't been repaired since they have been in service (1954). Should I mention, the ride is completely free (As of November 2016)

Chiatura cable car in service

Chiatura cable car in service

Breathtaking scenes can be observed through the window

View towards Chiatura

View towards Chiatura

See more pictures from Chiatura in article Postcards from Chiatura

Upper cable way station in Chiatura

Upper cable way station in Chiatura

Chiatura Georgia
Coordinates: 42.293498 43.279996