Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Let's take a walk

I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of Baku with you. Sometimes we can look at a situation and only see the bad. But I'd like to consider myself the "glass half full" kinda gal. So cheers to the bright side of life! This photo was taken on Mother's Day as Danny, Sitora, and I walked all throughout town.

Here are my loves walking through a famous cemetery dedicated to soldiers. Its actually a very beautiful place where flowers bloom and people stroll along.

Anyone need some fruits or vegetables? This Lada is your one-stop, shop 'til you drop food center! Well, not quite :)

Here is the Old City. You know, every city has an "old part" where modern buildings and roads have been built around over time. I particularly love this Old City because it actually looks like a fortress. There used to be an oil/fire pit around the city walls enemies needed to cross in order to invade. Sounds like a movie! I'd watch it, only if there was a good love story.

Here is a spectacular view of the Caspian sea. This shot was taken on top of the Maiden's Tower, which is a historical site. There are many myths and theories as to why the Maiden's Tower is famous. One particular idea is that a young maiden was being forced to marry a man she did not love, and therefore was unable to wed her true love. They say she jumped off the tower in order to avoid a loveless marriage.

And this, my friends, is Maiden's Tower.

1 comment:

  1. I would love that fruit stand...yummm. I have a thing for farmer's markets...and I haven't been to any lately.