The Big Picture: Tbilisi’s Dry Bridge Market
Tucked away behind Tbilisi’s main Rustaveli Avenue, overlooking a pistachio colored river is the Dry Bridge Market, a step into the labyrinth of history boiling beneath the region known as the South Caucasus. Here, Georgians, Armenians and Azeri sellers laugh together, eat together and spread their collected goods side by side for locals who browse through antique silverware and tourists wanting a piece of a Soviet-era that might be gone, but not forgotten.
A weekend-only attraction, the market provides a fabulous stroll for the vintage aficionado, peppered with interesting characters who enthusiastically speak to you along the way. Whether you understand Georgian, Russian, Armenian and Azeri or not, you’re bound to have an afternoon full of pleasant surprises that will do much to shatter misconceptions and stereotypes about the fascinating and at times tragic culture and history of the region.
Step inside Tbilisi’s Dry Bridge Market with an iPhone and handy PicPlz mobile photo software.
Dry Bridge Market
Near March Park, off Pushkin St. Tbilisi, Georgia
Saturday – Sunday, 8 am – 5 pm