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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Baku - European Charm of the Orient

Baku

Area: 2,130 metro area (Big Baku)
Population: more than 2 mln


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Baku on the map of Azerbaijan Republic

Located on the Apsheron Peninsula on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and a major center for the production of oil industry equipment. Settled over 2000 years ago and founded around the year 500 A.D., the city has a rich history with a mixture of Turcic, European, Russian and Persian influences.

Baku's old central district is called Icheri-Shekher. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a picturesque walled city with narrow cobblestone streets, minarets, and medieval palaces.

The modern city outside the walls features beaux-arts architecture from the early 20th century when the Baku oil field was the largest in the world, and its development continues with active construction of modern buildings. The city features a park along the waterfront, and because of its beauty and architecture it has often been called the "Paris of the Orient".
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:56 AM   #8
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Pfff, there's more to see than is possible in a lifetime. Baku however looks worth the visit, though.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:19 AM   #9
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What an amazing city!!!!!!!!!!! It makes me wanna visit it soon
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 06:39 PM   #11
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Very nice Baku pictures. Haven't seen pictures of this city before.
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Thanks for opening this thread @Galandar very nice photos
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:15 PM   #13
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Fantastic photos - some places remind me of Southern France. Beutifull city!
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Amazing city!
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:02 PM   #15
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Wow, I didn't realise what a city Baku really was - I like the style of architecture on some of the civic and more important buildings, very typical of the orient. Thanks for sharing these.
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Good Pics!
Baku is very nice!
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Bigger then I expected!

Thx 4 sharing!
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Old June 5th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #18
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Good Pics!
More photos,please!
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Very nice photos and expecting more, please

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