Pictured: A wander through Old Tbilisi

The buildings of Old Tbilisi, the Georgian capital’s historic quarter, for centuries reflected the city’s rule by Mongols, Arabs, Turks and Russians.

Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. (Reuters)

Photography by David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters as noted.

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters)

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters)

An old house under restoration is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

An old house under restoration is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

Iron stairs and wooden balconies are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

Iron stairs and wooden balconies are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

Wooden stairs and balconies are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

Wooden stairs and balconies are seen in a courtyard in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

A front door of an old house is seen in the old town, Tbilisi, Georgia, April 4, 2017. (Photo: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

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