As a change from work, since it was sunny at last, I went for a walk intending to head for the Old Town and read the English language newspapers sitting in the sun in Kala. (I haven't put a link because their website has no useful information and takes 5 minutes to load).
On the way I came across this church and went in.
A rather low key wedding was going on it seemed. Or something not so extravagant as usual, no white dress, no smartly dressed relatives, just a very young bride and groom looking embarrassed and glad it was all over. But photos were being taken so I assumed it was a wedding.
Then I remembered a restaurant called Pur Pur which I went to with the Lithuanian journalists when they were here. How they found it I don't know, because not many Georgians seem to know it.
First I took some photos outside in Gudiashvili Square. Sloph will recognise it as the place she found and where she wanted me to buy one of the houses. I haven't been back since it was covered with snow, so it was nice to see people sitting in the square, probably the old men are playing chess.
The houses have all got big cracks (probably from previous earthquakes) so it's rather a daunting prospect to repair them.
Pur Pur is in the cream building in the first photo. You need to know that as there are no signs.
We'll start with photos of the ladies toilet.
The dining room looks like this.
You can see more photos on Hans's blog here, where most of the photos came from.
The food is more European than Georgian but it's a really nice ambience, especially late Sunday afternoon. You can sit and read the papers and have a lazy day. Also they play real music, not pop. Today they were playing fado, probably Mariza. Of course not everyone may be so enthusiastic about fado as me (see here).
It reminds me a bit of Fresco's in Vilnius. Hans claims they open at 8.30 for breakfast, but I can't imagine who they would serve it to.
I shall go again.