Azerbaijan PAW Project

Photograph-a-Week

July 2013 – August 2016


I will post a Photograph a Week (PAW)  from Azerbaijan.
We arrived in Baku on July 2013 and will leave
in August 2016. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Thank you.


Caucasus Region Map
U.S. State Department. “The Caucasus Region.” Web. 11 Aug. 2014. Click map to enlarge.

17 August 2016

This PAW project has ended because I leave Baku in the next few days. Thanks Baku for the photos. Thank you for looking at them.

/matt kollasch
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Week of August 15, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of August 15, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of August 8, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of August 8, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of Augu 1, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of August 1, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of July 25, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge
Week of July 25, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge
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Week of July 18, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of July 11, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of July 4, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of June 27, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of June 20, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of June 13, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of June 6 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of May 30 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of May 23 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of May 16 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of May 9 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.

I was out of Azerbaijan from February till May.

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Week of February 8 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of February 1, 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of January 25 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of January 18 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of January 11 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of January 04 , 2016 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of December 28 , 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of December 21, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of December 14, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
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Week of December 07, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.

Now back in Baku after a few weeks away.

Week of November 02, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.
Week of November 02, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click to enlarge.

 

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Week of October 26, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of October 19, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of October 12, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of October 12, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

Week of October 12, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.

Week of October 05, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of October 05, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of September 28, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

Now back in Baku after some weeks of travel.

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Week of August 31, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of August 24, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of August 24, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of August 10, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of August 17, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of August 17, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of August 3, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of August 3, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of July 27, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of July 27, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 20, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 13, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 7, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Week of June 29, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 29, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 22, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 22, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 15, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 15, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 8, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of June 8, 2015 ::: Hamam in Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

I was away from Baku for two weeks in May.

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Week of May 5, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

I was away from Baku for the last weeks of April & first days of May.

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Week of April 6, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of March 31, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

I was away from Baku for most of March.

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Week of February 10, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of February 3, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of January 26, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of January 19, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of January 12, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of January 5, 2015 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of December 29, 2014 ::: Mehdiabad, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of December 29, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

 

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Week of December 15, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of December 8, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of December 1, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of November 24, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
I am returning from a few weeks of travel with an ubiquitous image in Baku: The construction crane.
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Week of November 17, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Week of October 13, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of September 01, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of August 25, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of August 18, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of August 11, 2014 ::: Bookseller. Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of August 11, 2014 ::: Bookseller. Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of August 4, 2014 ::: “Ali & Nino Tour.” Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 28, 2014 ::: Swiss National Day reception. Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 21, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 14, 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 7 , 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.

I will be out of the country till the first week of July so
Azerbaijan PaW Project will be on hiatus.

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Week of June 2 , 2014 ::: Baku, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of May 26 , 2014 ::: Laza, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of May 26 , 2014 ::: Laza, Azerbaijan. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of May 19 , 2014 ::: Disc golf comes to Baku. Click photo to enlarge.

This week I posted the same photo in B&W and color.

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Week of May 12 , 2014 ::: Xinaliq Village. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of May 12 , 2014 ::: Xinaliq Village. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of May 5, 2014 ::: Baku Metro. Click photo to enlarge.

PaW is back after being away from Baku.

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Week of April 28 , 2014 ::: Baku. Kafe Araz. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of April 7 , 2014 ::: Baku. Jesse. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of March 31, 2014 ::: Baku. Press briefing, Library Conference at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Click photo to enlarge.

PaW is back after being away from Baku.

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Week of March 24, 2014 ::: Baku.
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Week of March 10, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of March 3, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of March 3, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of March 3, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.

PaW is back after a few weeks away from Baku.

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Week of February 24, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of January 27, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of January 27, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of January 20, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
FaceTime with my son Nick. Expat life makes me lonely for my family. Thankfully, the various Internet channels of communication help mitigate this sadness (a bit).
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Week of January 13, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of January 6, 2014 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of December 30, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of December 23, 2013 ::: Teze Bazaar, Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
When the fruit and vegetable mongers saw the camera over my shoulder they asked me to take photos. This woman, with her incipient smile and gentle eyes, was the very definition of the word grace. She gave me a tart, acidic pickle and I puckered when I ate it. On Friday I will return to the bazaar with photo prints for her, and others.
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Week of December 16, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of December 9, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
“It’s coming on Christmas / They’re cutting down trees / They’re putting up reindeer… –
— Joni Mitchell
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Week of December 2, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Fuad Akhundov’s inspiring tour, “The Mysteries of Old Baku,” in which he uses vintage photos and his extensive knowledge, brings this ancient city to life. After his tour I have a deeper appreciation for Baku and its dynamic history. Fuad is raconteur, historian, bon vivant and his tours are a delight. Oh yes, he is also a former Interpol policeman.
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Week of November 25, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Pomegranates are now available at all the Baku markets. They are said to have a variety of salubrious attributes which, of course, is good. However, the chief attraction for me is the slightly bitter, full-bodied flavor of the juice and seeds. I eat the seeds by the spoonful as well as use them in salad dressing. Last week the seeds adorned our freshly-baked Christmas cookies. When I make juice with our manual juicer my fingers tend to turn yellow from the deep red juice. My yellow fingers remind me of my Grandpa Nick whose fingers were yellowed from a two-pack-a-day Winston addiction. He would have benefited from a diet that included pomegranates.
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Week of November 18, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Old City souvenir shop.
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Week of November 11, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Two affable and gently inebriated men sitting under a tree near our apartment.
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Week of November 4, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
This photo is from a wonderful art exhibit in a defunct USSR air conditioner factory built in 1970. More photos from this exhibit are posted here in a slide show with mWeek of November 4, 2013
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Week of October 28, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.

After weeks traveling we are back in Baku. This week’s photo includes one of my evolving photo interests here: the chairs of Baku.

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Week of September 16, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
A presidential election will be held in Azerbaijan on October 9. The photo on the left is a campaign poster for the current president, Ilham Aliyev.  It reads “Ahead with Enthusiasm.” On the right is a side entrance to the Seaman’s Society. These photos were taken with an iPhone using the Hipstamatic app.

17 September 2013. PAW  will be on hiatus for a few weeks while I travel outside of Azerbaijan.

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Week of September 9, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
This week I got extra keys made for our apartment. I showed Kamal, the key maker, my key and he says he can make a duplicate for 20 Manat ($25.50). I say really… that seems expensive. How much for two keys? 45 Manat. No, you must mean 35 Manat. Oh yes, yes, 35 Manat. I think 30 Manat is better price. He resists. Shakes his head. No, no, 35 Manat. I say really, 30 Manat is good price, yes? I smile. OK, OK, 30 Manat. Your work is guaranteed, yes? If the keys don’t work I will come back, OK? Yes, yes, you come back. The keys work. Much better than my bartering skills because I suspect I still paid special ex-pat price.

Week of September 2, 2013 ::: David, Peace Corps Volunteer, Baku. Click photo to enlarge.

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Week of August 26, 2013 ::: Elmira, Old City Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of August 19, 2013 ::: Yashil Bazaar, Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of August 12, 2013 ::: Diana Beach on Caspian Sea near Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of August 5, 2013 ::: Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 29, 2013. Ali is an artist in Old City Baku. Click photo to enlarge.
Week of July 22, 2013. Baku. Click on photo to enlarge.
Week of July 22, 2013. Baku. Click on photo to enlarge.
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Week of July 15, 2013. Baku. Click on photo to enlarge.

8 thoughts on “Azerbaijan PAW Project”

  1. Thanks for posting, Matt. I enjoy these a lot; in their atmosphere and general spirit of life happening right out in the open, they remind me of my two years in Kabul so very long ago…

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