Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Baku Today

I think this picture captures a lot of modern Baku. Dominating it is the Dom Soviet, the old Soviet administrative center, while just past that is the Hotel Absheron, newly renovated to cater to the business travellers who flock in participating in Azerbaijan's oil boom. You also see a crane where a new building is going up that looks to make the city's aesthetic as seen in the skyline just a little more haphazard.

You can see additional Azerbaijan pictures here, with prose accompaniment in my Caucasus travelogue entries Black Gold Glittering and Into the Mountains.


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