How people live in Azerbaijan
• How do people live in Azerbaijan
Night city lights, beautiful evening street, no worse than the European capitals, boutiques, restaurants, broad avenues and London taxi ... Yes, the capital of Azerbaijan is now moving by leaps and bounds to the transformation to a modern metropolis of glass and concrete, but so far it only at the beginning of this path, you can still see it, where to start this way ...
To do this, simply turn off the beautiful boulevard a little away. You can just go to court, you can go on a parallel street. And there is a great probability of being in a parallel reality, which looks quite lustrous. This reality without boutiques, restaurants, glass and concrete. However, just yet.
Once here, and will come with bulldozers and dump trucks instead of the famous Baku courtyards rise residential apartment buildings and office skyscrapers.
In the meantime, this parallel reality is still inhabited.
This is the main street of Baku, formerly known as Commerce. It was the shopping center of the city and lived here most wealthy citizens - officials, traders, industrialists. Today it has become completely pedestrian, is the name of Nizami and is one of the ornaments of modern Baku.
Trade, as well as some other major streets was restored, a sleek, modern appearance gave ...
But let's turn back into a side street? And look, that is 100 meters from this beauty?
There is a completely different balconies, completely different facades, completely different finish, completely different shops and restaurants on the ground floors of houses
In many places, visible stages of transformation of what an old Soviet tank, a modern concrete metropolis. Gradually, one by one, demolished at the root of the old quarters and in their place a year later, and even earlier, there will be new high-rises
Baku old right, the left grows new
The old part is very different from what can be seen on the streets of the restored ...
There are no such restaurants
Police station. Closed
If not for Lexi to Mercedes, one might think that this is a frame from the Soviet film, which is on the streets of Baku were shooting a lot
But the most interesting not even on the streets. Patios. That's what has always distinguished Baku many other cities of the former USSR.
Of course, something the Italian courtyards reminiscent of Odessa or St. Petersburg ...
But the texture is just insane.
Patios resemble spiders den - all belted some bars, fittings, wires, ropes and God knows what. All of this grew over the years. Someone put the bars, somebody pulled on the rope for drying clothes, someone had the Internet ...
From the street the house seem to be the usual two or trehetazhkami, but if you enter into the courtyard and climb about the shaky metal ladders, it turns out that the stories are almost twice as much. Moreover, sometimes they are located most improbable manner almost staggered - somewhere above each other, and somewhere between 2 and 3, the floor may wormed one intermediate adjoined.
Once upon a time these buildings were built on the principle of permanent extensions, add-ons, extensions and others, only Bakuvians known methods
At the bottom of the rabbit hole. This courtyard is 12 (!!!) of apartments - the apartment around the perimeter on three floors. From the street, the house looks like a small two-story structure.
This is the center of Baku !!! Square meters in this place are crazy money. But in these houses. Sell an apartment here is practically impossible, because it is not known when the time comes all of this quarter turn into a glass and concrete.
selected on the roof easier. It is with the roof can best be seen all the cacophony of the old urban development in Baku
The stages of evolution Baku in one photo
uncomplicated life of the inhabitants of courtyards
This is not a nano-robot, do not think. This TV antenna)
Walk on the roofs just Baku pereplevyvaet famous walk on the roofs of St. Petersburg
It was. It was. Will.
"Replace" old to new areas occurs in different ways. State almost forcibly evicting (I'll explain separately), the private investors are buying apartments and entire houses, preparing the site for construction. Of course, many do not want to move out from the center and abut to the last.
Then sometimes there are fires ..............
The house burned down a few years ago. It is of no one lives, and investors are quietly trying to persuade the residents of neighboring houses.
Once upon a time there were courtyards of 20 apartments, with linen cubbyholes, antennas robots and trash on the roof. Step by step, the city changes its face. If only he did not faceless ...