Georgia Photo: The Heat Is On
Residents of Abanotubani (Bath District), one of Tbilisi's oldest districts, play backgammon next to the dome of a bath house.
Keram Rashoev (left), a 46-year-old an ethnic Kurd and a local backgammon legend, says that in Abanotubani there are no ethnic differences and people treat each other "based on the deeds, not blood."
Temo Bardzimashvili is a freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi.
Sign up for Eurasianet's free weekly newsletter.