Christopher Herwig’s Photographs of Soviet Train Stations

From Kyivska’s Kharkiv Metro to Moscow’s Tulskaya stop, Christopher Herwig photographs Soviet-era train stations all over Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and beyond. The project (and now book) follows his previous endeavor photographing bus stations, and the result is quite stunning. Whether featuring opulent chandeliers and luxurious marble or mosaics celebrating hard work, each subterranean scene is a peek behind what was the Iron Curtain. See more …

Word of Mouth: Tbilisi, Georgia

A convergence of culture and historic influence form this exquisite capital city

Defiant of expectation and classification, but rich with history and hospitality, the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi calls out to travelers as a burgeoning cultural nexus. A few hours’ drive from the Caucasus Mountains, as well as both the Black and Caspian Seas, Tbilisi’s position at the crux of Europe and Asia once played an important role in the Silk Road. Today, the city—and Georgian …

Tbilisi, Georgia’s Neighboring Stamba Hotel + Rooms Hotel

Two Design Hotels anchor a vibrant and ever-expanding community

Tens of thousands of books greet visitors at the entrance of Tbilisi, Georgia’s Stamba Hotel. Their colorful spines, neatly arranged on floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that mirror the building’s rigid Brutalist exoskeleton, nod to the structure’s history as an illustrious publishing house. Once, some of the most important titles in Georgian literature were printed here. For many years, the building then lay idle. Now, books have returned …