Photos Azerbaijan
Photos Azerbaijan

Baku - Maiden tower

The Maiden Tower is a 12th century building with 4 meter thick walls and was probably billed as lookout point and

Baku - Mohammed Mosque

The Mohammed Mosque in the old city of Baku dates back to 1078-1079 and is the oldest Islamic building in Azerbaijan

Baku - Caravanserai

A Caravanserai is an Inn found anywhere along the old Silk Road, this Baku Caravanserai is converted in a restaurant

Baku - Street backgammon

Old men playing backgammon and meanwhile discussing thing on the streets of Baku

Baku - Street backgammon

Backgammon is a popular game in the Caucasus, man playing backgammon can be seen everywhere on the streets of Baku

Baku - Book shop

A book shop in the old Jewish quarters of Baku that has many Soviet era books and postcards on sale

Baku - MUM Central department store

Every important Soviet city had a Central Department Store called TSUM, GUM, and in the case of Baku MUM

Absheron - Absheron Oil Rocks

The Oil Rocks where the majority of Azeri oil is produced on the coast of Absheron Peninsula seen from the air

Absheron - Absheron Oil Rocks

The Oil Rocks is a maze of oil drilling stations and other structures and was build by the Soviets in the late 1940's

Absheron - Absheron Peninsula

The Absheron Peninsula with Baku in the background seen from the air while approaching Baku International Airport

Absheron - Absheron oil fields

Hundreds of pump jacks also called nodding donkeys stretch across the Absheron Peninsula close to Baku

Absheron - Absheron oil fields

A oil derrick and a nodding donkey seen on the Absheron Peninsula where much of Azerbaijan's oil is produced

Absheron - Mardakan Castle

The square shaped tower of the Mardakan Castle on the Absheron Peninsula near Baku dating back to the year 1187

Absheron - Yanar Dag

The natural gas fire of Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain) that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula

Surakhani - Fire temple

The Surakhani Fire Temple (Ateshgah) was build during the 17th century by the Zoroastrians with a fire from natural gas