Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

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.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Subway stations decorated with marble.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

The city has been much invested in.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

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.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Children from the slums

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Patties

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

They call this beach Bora-Bora.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

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.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

You will surely meet a man carrying a watermelon and a lavash.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Many roads in the country are in a very bad condition.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Men traditionally lie in black sand separately from women.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

At the dentist.

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is probably one of the most ambiguous ex-Soviet countries. Come see yourself.

via lovigin

15 thoughts on “Postcards From Diverse Azerbaijan”

  1. Wow the city looks old I love that lookI can see in 1000 or 2000 years later archaeologist would come back and excavate the area finding all kinds of cool things that is if humans are still around

    • and for Azerbaijan than a sad face??! they come to Russia to earn money on drugs and gangsterism! Europe Muslim land (Europeans weak donkeys), America Black Country!

  2. My grandfather shot netsuke valiant army!! My grandfather was 13 years old I like my grandfather would always shoot my enemy! German is my enemy!

  3. merikansky a man tell me what in the hands of Americans need guns? m-16? and in the hands of a soldier Rusko what weapons should be?

  4. came to the meeting …. when Americans were told that the Russian pilots flew 300 sorties were laughing …. 20 flight American pilot he was a hero …. and how you hit the Germans? …

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