Pic Of The Week – Icon Seller In Tbilisi

Veiled old woman selling small icons in central Tbilisi, Georgia

(Image Copyright by Johann Brandstätter/JB Photography)

On a busy street in the touristic center of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, I saw this veiled woman sitting motionless in all the hustle and bustle around her. Only after a closer look I noticed that she was holding small pictures of icons in her hand. She did nothing to attract any attention, only sat there, completely still.

Some of the older women in Georgia wear all-black dresses with a veil on their heads, but this was the only time I saw the face of the woman covered.

Canon EOS 50D & Canon EF 24-105 mm L IS USM (@105mm); f/4.0; 1/40; ISO 320