Monday, 20 June 2016

Freedom square , Tbilisi

These pictures were taken by me from the bus . When the bus turned via the round about I clicked in all the possible directions with my iPhone . I have taken a video as well . This freedom square was the point of pick up and drop .Here , I saw few showrooms of Nike and adidas , there was a theatre , the subways were the best . There were so many small shops where you can do window shopping . I saw many people singing with a guitar , many currency exchanges .. What not !!!

Busiest place indeed !

Thought of doing a Google and adding a bit about this place for you .

The square was originally named after Ivan Paskevich, the Count of Erivan, a Ukrainian general of the Russian Imperial Army, who earned his title in honor of his conquest of Erivan (present-day Yerevan) for the Russian Empire. Under the Soviet Union, the square was renamed, first "BeriaSquare", and then "Lenin Square".

The location was first named Freedom Square in 1918, during the foundation of the First Georgian Republic following the collapse of the Russian Empire.

Freedom Square was the site of the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery. Freedom Square has also been the site of various mass demonstrations including those for Georgia's independence (from the Soviet Union), the Rose Revolution, and others.

In 2005 Freedom Square was the location where U.S. PresidentGeorge W. Bush and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili addressed a crowd of around 100,000 people in celebration of the 60th anniversary marking the end of World War II. During this event, Georgian-Armenian Vladimir Arutyunian threw a live grenade at President Bush while he was speaking in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate him.

This is how it looks like in the day !