Baku’s Soviet Town

Soviet Town is one of the four cities in Baku, the others are Boomtown, the fantasy Art Nouveau town of the oil barons built between 1880 and the Soviet Revolution, Old Town, the traditional Silk Road caravan transshipment city, (It is still the place to buy carpets and hammered metal work.) and New Anchorage, the oil town that has emerged during the current energy boom.  To read my 2004 letter from Baku, please click here.  To see some sights outside Baku, Click here. Soviet Town abuts the Baku’s other towns and there is no firm line.  You can see the bleed through in these pics.

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