We are in Baku, the city of contrasts. The city today is a huge construction site where they build skyscrapers and interchanges, as well as reconstruct old Soviet five-storeyed buildings. Baku has combined nice architecture and good food.
In some areas, Baku may resemble you Dubai, while it is mostly a typical Soviet-style city.
Some say they plan to demolish all old low-rise buildings located in downtown Baku to replace them with modern constructions.
Reconstructed Soviet residential houses look amazing!
They face them with stone, attach nice balconies and illumination.
The city has a heavy traffic so there are often traffic jams on the road, so they have installed information screens showing the road situatiion.
Some projects they are building in Baku are really impressing, like the 12,000 m2 Haydar Aliyev Cultural Centre which is planned to feature a concert hall and a library.