In today's photo article I will speak about another neighborhood in Tbilisi - Varketili. Varketili is most probably famous because of the Varketili metro line connecting this part of city with city cente.In today's article most of the pictures are focused around exactly at this metro station.

Varketili is probably not the most tourist visited place in Tbilisi, if you are hoping to find lovely wood carved balconies here or enjoy a swim in a sulfur bath you most probably wont find anything from that here. I haven' t double checked this, but apartment rent in Varketili are one of the cheapest options in Tbilisi. I know at least two expats living in this neighborhood. On the other hand Varketili is one of the largest Tbilisi massive and it' s very huge.

The best way of getting here - Tbilisi metro.

Varketili metro

Varketili metro

You barely can notice that somewhere here actually a metro station is located, connecting you with Tbilisi city center in matter of couple of minutes (10-15 minutes) Actually Varketili was one of the hardest neighborhoods to actually photograph for me. I was so confused of large masses of people, cars and .. a chaos all around me, I just pressed shutter button, not paying any attention to composition.

Varketili metro station

Varketili metro station

In 2007 Varketili metro station have gone through some reconstruction, although it looks like it hasn't been touched since it was built back in the Soviet days (1985). The area around metro station (and inside station) is covered in a large marketplace mostly selling low-priced and plastic items.

Women with flowers waiting for marshrutka

Women with flowers waiting for marshrutka

Although there is a super fast way of getting to city Centre using metro, people still prefer those yellow colored marshrutkas.

Varketili neighborhood in Tbilisi

Varketili neighborhood in Tbilisi

Local market in Varketili

Local market in Varketili

Apartment buildings in Varketili

Apartment buildings in Varketili

Seems there are a lot of new apartment buildings to be built in upcoming years and probably more people will move to live to this neighborhood. Just recently a modern and huge shopping mall was opened in this neighborhood (some 3km from metro station) East Point.

Varketili neighborhood in Tbilisi

Varketili neighborhood in Tbilisi