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Alley of Martyrs

High above Baku, close to the Parliament Building, sits a graveyard full of history, memories and complications. Indeed, Azerbaijan has an incredibly complicated history, aided by the mix of religions […]
Alley of Martyrs

Silver Viewpoint

– Hex colour reference:  #cdc5c2 A colourful note:  the colour silver is a shade of grey that attempts to replicate the colour of polished silver.  The metallic shine cannot really be reproduced in […]
Silver Viewpoint

Juxtaposition

This two storey mausoleum and mosque dates back to the 15th century.  The sleek but simple building is wedged into a rugged cliff and both take on added majesty because of […]
Juxtaposition

Shabaka

The Khan Palaces in Sheki feature stunning examples of stained glass windows.  These shabaka (or shebeke) were made without glue or nails, using coloured glass brought in from Murano.  Apparently the Khan […]
Shabaka

Tea Time

In Azerbaijan, anytime is teatime. Sitting in a great location close to the Maiden Tower, Çay Bagi 145 (Tea Garden 145) is a great spot to go for copious amounts […]
Tea Time