Photo exhibition in Tbilisi unites Black Sea port cities

An exhibition of modern and historical photographs depicting six port cities on the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea opens tomorrow in the Georgian capital to raise awareness of the similarities and differences between nations while encouraging the development of regional cultural tourism.

The exhibition of tomorrow From the Aegean to the Black Sea will feature photographs of six contrasting port cities captured by travelers and archaeologists over the past 100 years.

The target cities are Batumi, capital of the Adjara region in Georgia, Varna in Bulgaria, Odessa in Ukraine, Constanta in Romania, Istanbul in Turkey and Kavala in Greece.

The other participating port cities in Georgia are Tsikhisdziri and Gonio, also located in the western region of Adjara.

Organized as part of the European Union-funded Limen project which aims to foster collaboration and development between countries in the Aegean and Black Sea region, guests at the exhibition include Georgian officials, foreign diplomats and representatives of various non-governmental organizations.

The main ports of the Limen project concern six cities in the Aegean and Black Sea region. Photo of the Limen project.

The photos show each port city from a different perspective and encourage intercultural tourism throughout the region. The project also aimed to promote cultural heritage and create a collaborative network of port cities.

The project was a continuation of a 2013 initiative to support friendly relations in the Black Sea region between six countries in the region, where similar exhibitions were held in Greece, Turkey, Romania, in Cyprus and Ukraine.

The one day exhibitionFrom the Aegean to the Black Sea will be presented in the exhibition hall of the National Research Center for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation on Atoneli Street in Tbilisi.

Detailed information on the Limen project and its initiatives are available on the official website here.

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