An unusual look at Azerbaijan and its capital – Baku. The city has considerably changed for the last years, many modern buildings have appeared on its streets. The life of Baku is seemingly divided into “the period before the song-contest Eurovision” and “after”. Locals will probably remember the event for many years.
These photos, sooner resembling postcards, show the contrasts of modern and old Azerbaijani capital.
Subway stations decorated with marble.
The city has been much invested in.
Local traders like to play backgammon. There is a feeling they start playing it since they are three and end when the world ends for them. As soon as they notice some horizontal surface they take out a board and start a game.
Children from the slums
They call this beach Bora-Bora.
Unmarried couples, by the way, are not always welcomed by local hotels. If you are not a husband and a wife you should live separately.
You will surely meet a man carrying a watermelon and a lavash.
Many roads in the country are in a very bad condition.
Men traditionally lie in black sand separately from women.
At the dentist.
Azerbaijan is probably one of the most ambiguous ex-Soviet countries. Come see yourself.