The 2011 Lakhushdi Experience

The 2011 Lakhushdi Experience

PIC A madona welcomes us

Being Welcomed By The Village (2011)

Summer 2011

Bumping through the potholes we finally arrived in the village square.

A varied collection of 24 singers, hill walkers, musicologists, spiritual seekers, foodies, birdwatchers, artists, poets, fresco-painters, couch-potatoes and fitness freaks, and a whole lot more from different parts of the globe.

Lakhushdi village came out in force to greet us with songs, smiles hugs and round dances in the village square. We gazed in wonder and anticipation!


The Welcome Performance!


Our Songmasters: Murad, Gogi and Givi:

In no time we were learning ancient songs from master singers…


GIVI PIRTKHELANI – TEACHING BASS LINE


We Learned How To Round Dance


We Wined & Dined On Organic Food

PIC B Breakfast at Tiffanys !


And Toasted AT Sumptuous Supras!

PIC C limkheri supra


And Gloried In Nature
PIC D LAKHUSHDI village from above

Lakhushdi village from above

Svan Cross

Svan Cross

Mountain Gentians

Mountain Gentians


An ancient way of life embraced us

PIC G ANCIENT WAY OF LIFE

PIC H THE HEARTH


We were uplifted  – – often beyond words

Tsmindao Ghmerto sung in context.

Village church frescoes

Village church frescoes


Nana and Madona teaching a Svan lullaby

Our lives were enriched in ways we never could have imagined and will never forget.


Making Svan Salt

We had Adventures galore!


From the sublime…

(Foothills of the majestic Ushba)
PIC J FROM THE SUBLIME


To The Ridiculous!

(Mestia workers subterranean supra)
PIC K TO THE RIDICULOUS !