In old Tbilisi, on 4/9 Itim Gurji st. there is a small turning leading into Tbilisuri Ezo with a beautiful blue house. Many Tbilisians in the 19th century knew about the house as Eva, a Jewish merchant, lived on the second floor of a three storied house. The house was inhabited by Armenians, Jews and Kurds who were clothes or Gold merchants. Many people visited Eva to buy some clothes from her.

Eva was a fat and kind woman. She sold items even with afterpay. ‘Pay when you have’, she often said to her clients. She trusted everyone and believed no one would cheat, so she loved everyone.

Eva had her clients in the evening. When people asked each other where there were going, they responded “ At Eva’s Pavaroti”. (Pavarot-a russian word for ‘turning’ in English).This is how the phrase covered first the city and later the whole country…

Today Eva is no longer alive. Neither a good and old time exists but Evas Pavaroti is still there and reminds people good old times…