Night lights Baku

• The lights of night Baku

I imagined this city sovereshenno otherwise. Some Soviet-li.

But it turned out, of doing a kind of Caucasian Baku Dubai - the city is actively growing up, in place of the old quarters like mushrooms after the rain grow ultra-modern skyscrapers of glass and concrete, instead of the industrial zones on the beach there are huge parks, embankments and artificial channels with Venetian seed pans. It came even before the creation of artificial islands for future elite quarters, and one of them are going to create the biggest Disneyland in the world ...

City is changing before our eyes. And if the day here you can still see a lot of contrasts, slums and those old Soviet quarters at night Baku looks amazing.

Climb up to the observation deck Upland Park or TV tower, and you long zalipnite about viewfinders of their cameras ...

Night lights Baku

Our first acquaintance with Baku began on board the 319th Airbus airline S7, which we flew from Moscow. Still on the rise, I slept comfortably in the gray with a purple leather chair in the truest sense of getting the most out of a 3-hour flight. If not for my neighbor-Azerbaijani, which woke me up, pushing in the side: "Look, look, there he is our handsome Baku", I would have slept through all that time, when we came in to land, circled around the circle the capital of Azerbaijan.

Night lights Baku

I like to look at aerial photos of places visited by remembering certain places and finding the most memorable points of this 3D-map.

And now, looking at this photo taken before boarding the aircraft with mentally "walk" through the streets, neighborhoods ...

Night lights Baku

.... and transported to Nagorny Park, with which he had made a dozen shots sparkling night Baku. Even some 10 years ago, instead of all these lights along the shoreline were industrial areas and old quarters, entirely consisting of two- and three-storey houses, cubbyholes

Night lights Baku

But now here solid building, prozmony taken out of the city, instead of them built up the embankment, parks, squares, everywhere visible construction, which "grow" ultra fruits of glass and concrete

Night lights Baku

As you can imagine, it was an industrial area. Now it is sparkling promenade with the Giant Ferris Wheel and a huge flagpole with the largest flag in the world

Night lights Baku

The area of ​​the State Flag and built specially for Eurovision-2012Cristal Hall. Here, the second set with the biggest flag (70 to 35 meters) in the world in the world flagpole height (its height is 165 meters). You know how much weight zhtot flag? 350 kg !!!!!

Night lights Baku

Ferris Wheel

Night lights Baku

in recent years, Baku is actively growing up. Do not be surprised that one day we hear about some superambitsioznom project on something next "most ..."

Night lights Baku

Tower Flame Tower, which at night is very nice animated colors of the Azerbaijani flag, figures of people, waving the flag and just walking with him.

Night lights Baku

And down there, among all those lights and at the foot of skyscrapers flows usual city life. And you know, there you can see a completely surprising and unexpected contrasts. Hence, everything looks bright and festive with the Upland Park observation deck. And what is really down there?

I show in the near future ...

Night lights Baku