I spent a month in Tbilisi in 2011. There were plenty opportunities to indulge in historical sites - both from the Soviet era and older.
One of the most unexpected was the Velodrome, situated close to the heart of the Left bank's bustling centre.
The velodrome at the time was maintained and mended which seemed a sign of there being enthusiasts keeping at the sport. And there was proper space for an audience in the blue seats.
In the usual manner the neighboring properties have bit by bit edged close to the arena.
This nice man worked on a bike in the well-equipped workshop adjacent to the entrance courtyard. Unfortunately we didn't share a (verbal) language but I got the opportunity to take his portrait.
My interest in competitive cycling has since grown, which makes me eager to visit this place again, when the time comes.