Photographer's Note

What do you expect in a waiting room?

I was introduced to a mass murderer at the Gori railway station in Georgia. Creepy! First shock aside, Gori is the birthplace of Iosseb Bessarionis dse Dschughaschwili, so the town is excused for keeping the memory of the Dictator and Generalissimus of the Soviet Union alive. Someone still deposits flowers at the feet of the monument, probably ignoring the fact that Stalin during WW II ordered his Georgian pal Lawrenti Beria to deport even their own kin, about 100'000 fellow Georgians (village people) to Central Asia, while their husbands and sons were away, serving in the Soviet Army!

The architecture of the magnificent railway station reflects the Czarist time of its construction at the end of the 19th century. The Georgian railway company continually improves tracks, buildings and roll material. There is even talk about a railway connection from Paris-Istanbul-Tbilisi-Baku to Tashkent.


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