I spent my first day in Tbilisi exploring the left bank of the Mtkvari river, which according to the guidebooks (Lonely Planet and Bradt) had nothing to see. Which I would disagree with, as I thoroughly enjoyed my day exploring, in a slightly lost fashion, the area. Even more perhaps than my subsequent day in the Old Town seeing the better known sights.
I often find getting slightly lost one of the best ways of exploring a new city. I had a map and a general idea of where I wanted to go, but was quite happy just to wander the streets and see what found. Which in this case was a lot of rather evocatively derelict, or at least somewhat knackered, buildings. Plus a couple of nice churches. A street art covered building by St. Peter & Paul Church. Georgian style road works at the southern end of Agmashenebeli Ave. And impressive buildings along much of the rest of Agmashenebeli Ave, including the House of Culture of Railwaymen and it’s neighbouring park and the Theatre and Cinema Museum.