10 Day Travel Photo Challenge – Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of this 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge! My Dusty Flip-Flops has nominated me for this challenge, thank you my friend! My Dusty Flip-Flops and I have been following each other’s blog adventures here on WordPress since 2017. It’s always nice to reconnect!  The 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge: post one photo for 10 days with no explanation…

10 Day Travel Photo Challenge – Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of this 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge! My Dusty Flip-Flops has nominated me for this challenge, thank you my friend! My Dusty Flip-Flops and I have been following each other’s blog adventures here on WordPress since 2017. It’s always nice to reconnect!  The 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge: post one photo for 10 days with no…

10 Day Travel Photo Challenge – Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of this 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge! My Dusty Flip-Flops has nominated me for this challenge, thank you my friend! My Dusty Flip-Flops and I have been following each other’s blog adventures here on WordPress since 2017. It’s always nice to reconnect!  The 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge: post one photo for 10 days with no explanation…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Heydar Aliyev International Airport

This is a beautiful airport! Terminal one – for international flights – is sleek and modern. The interior has a natural feel with wood trim, greenery and many windows: Add to this the cocoon shops, cafes and bars! Panoramic view from the second floor restaurant where we enjoyed breakfast! Breakfast of soft and hard cheeses,…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Maiden Tower & Bazar Square

The Maiden Tower, located in Old City, is one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a tower shrouded in mystery. First, the date of when the tower was built is debated.  Some historians believe it was built in the 14th century, other historians believe as far back as the 4th century. The purpose…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Inquisition Medieval Instruments of Torture

The temporary exhibit of Inquisition Medieval Interments of Torture hosted by the Palace of the Shirvanshah was as captivating as it was repulsive. Michael insisted the torture devices were not replicas – but the real deal. It was not enjoyable thinking that people died agonizing deaths in these devices. If these were original, medieval gruesome torture…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Palace of the Shirvanshahs

The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th century palace located in Old City and one of Azerbaijan’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built by the rulers of Shirvan – a historical district located in what is now modern Azerbaijan. It is a museum that houses a gift shop, a permeant exhibition and…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Sights of the Old City

Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, surrounded by walls, with two locations, Maiden Tower and Palace of Shirvanshahs, becoming the first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in Azerbaijan. Making our way to the entrance from the Filarmoniya Park side of the city. Inside we first discover what looks to be sulphur baths!…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Sights on Our Walk to Old City

Here are sights during our walk to the historical core of Baku, Old City! I believe this is a picture of Azerbaijani politician Heydar Aliyev.   Poet and playwright Huseyn Javid:   Michael looking for rocks!  He collects rocks from all places we travel for a mosaic rock pathway he plans to build for our yet…