Photographer's Note

I have just discovered a few more photos from Baku I would like to share.

I'm not happy with this image (again!). That evening I really tried to kill too many birds with one stone. I arrived back from Qobustan (mud volcanos and petroglyphs) on a very late bus and then spent lots of time looking for the Heydar Aliyev Centre, the location of which I only knew very vaguely. Consequently I arrived too late to catch the best of blue hour light and did not even have time to think about the composition. Minutes later the sky turned pitch black.

My guidebook says nothing about all those fascinating modern buildings as it was published in 2008, before many of them were completed (lots of new buildings and structures were put in place for 2012 Eurovision Contest). I saw the Heydar Aliyev Centre on the way from the airport and googled it later but it was not as straight forward to find as I imagined.

In WS another image of this iconic bulding in daylight (yes, I did go there again and again I did not get the shot I wanted!) and a photo of another modern building in Baku.

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