Reblog: The Vice King of the Caucasus – KAZBEK 🇬🇪


Let’s take a break from Decade Volcanoes today and admire this “sleeping beauty” in the Caucasus range.

Here is its Global Volcanism Program page.


Featured image: Roberto Strauss, CC BY 2.0



Says one travel website: "Climb to the Gergeti Trinity Church. This is the number 1 thing to do in Kazbegi - going to Kazbegi and not going to this Church would be… strange". Quite understandable, looking at this picture postcard view, isn't it? Mt. Kazbek, Gergeti Trinity Church and Gergeti village below. (© Jazzanova, via Wikimedia)Mt. Kazbek, Gergeti Trinity Church and Gergeti village below. – Says one travel website: “Climb to the Gergeti Trinity Church. This is the number 1 thing to do in Kazbegi – going to Kazbegi and not going to this Church would be… strange”. Quite understandable, looking at this picture postcard view, isn’t it?  (© Jazzanova, via Wikimedia)

I remember, as a teen, I loved rummaging in my mother’s enormous picture postcard collection – what a treasure! There was a photo in it that I never forgot in my life: An old Orthodox church sitting on a ridge high above a village and, behind the church, the humongous

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