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Color photo from 1912 by Prokudin-Gorsky (self-portrait)

The Korolistskali (Georgian: ყოროლისწყალი, alternative name Karolitskhali) is a river by the East coast of the Black Sea, near Batumi, Georgia.


Between 1907-1915, during the period of Tsarist Russia, pioneering Russian photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky took a self-portrait on the Korolistskali River - it is one of the earliest colour photographs ever taken.[1]


Coordinates: 41°40′N 41°41′E / 41.667°N 41.683°E / 41.667; 41.683