Baku (Azerbaijan). A wide-angle view of the well-preserved 17th century market – close to the Maiden Tower – with its large inner courtyard bounded by a columned arcade of pointed arches. This place displays several carved tombstones from the 13th to the 18th centuries, as well as stones carved in the pre-islamic style (around 7th century).
Baku (Azerbaijan). Zaha Hadid is the genial architect that designed the Heydar Aliyer Center. This museum is partially dedicated to the history of Azerbaijan and its former President Heydar Aliyev, partially hosts temporary exhibitions. But beyond its content, what surprises visitors is also its complex and innovative design (external and interior).
Baku (Azerbaijan). People are enjoying their lunch on the Caspian Sea seaside. Behind them, the modern skyline of Baku.
Baku (Azerbaijan). When I enjoy some street photography and I try to capture images of people doing something interesting around me, I also like to imagine what they could think in that exact moment. And the same happens when I watch the shooted photos, as well as when I spend some time (not too much to be honest) in editing them.
Here I was walking around Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. It was a warm late afternoon and a lot of people were around walking along the nice corniche on the Caspian Sea. In front of a beautiful neoclassical building, there was an imponent and elegant fountain, and a young child was standing in front of it, almost hypnotized by the water flowing high in the sky.
I staid some seconds behind him, as said imagining what he was possibly thinking – or even dreaming, let me say. Everyone knows how much children can fly with their imagination, seeing what adults cannot see anymore… At the same time I captured this image, and the child’s silhouette helped me to give the idea of how big and imponent was the fountain.
It was a nice moment and today it’s still a sweet memory of few days spent in Baku for some meetings. And I’m happy to share it here on my blog with my followers.