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1. 2. Nizami Ganjavi (1141 to 1209), whose formal name was Jamal ad-Dn Ab Muammad Ilys ibn-Ysuf ibn-Zakk, was a 12th- century Persian poet, considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kurdistan region and Tajikistan Monument to Nizami Ganjavi 3. Monument to Nizami Ganjavi Sculptor of the monument wasFuad Abdurahmanov- Peoples Artist of Azerbaijan 4. Nizami Museum of Literature This museum features historical samples of written literature 5. Nizami Museum of Literature Originally, the building housed the most luxurious hotel in Baku, known as the Metropol. In 1940, during the Soviet period, the hotel was converted into a literature museum 6. Nizami Museum of Literature 7. Nizami Museum of Literature The building The total area of the museum is 2500 square meters, the 1409 meters of which consists of exposition and 173 square meters of fond 8. Oqtay Sadikhzade - National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan Painting ofKhurshidbanu Natavan, one of the most distinguished poets in Azerbaijani literature 9. She was also the daughter of the last ruler of theKarabakh Khanate 10. There are more than 3000manuscripts, rare books, illustrations, portraits, sculptures,miniatures, memories of poets and other exhibits in 30 general and 10 auxiliary halls of the museums exposition. Part of the museum is a book shop 11. Nizami Museum of Literature 12. Nizami Museum of Literature Mikayil Huseinov and Sadigh Dadashev renovated the building for the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1204) 13. Nizami Museum of Literature 14. National Library of Azerbaijan Founded in 1922, the library moved to its current location on May 23, 1923. The building was designed by Azerbaijani architectMikayil Huseynov. It was initially known as the General Library and State Book Storage of Azerbaijan 15. Pioneer house and National Library (built in 1960) 16. National Library (built in 1960) 17. National Library (built in 1960) 18. National Library of Azerbaijan (built in 1960) 19. National library 20. Office of the Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in Baku 21. Museum Center (Former Lenin Museum) 22. Museum Center (Former Lenin Museum) 23. Museum Center (Former Lenin Museum) 24. Namig smailzade Dream , 2008 on the fourth floor of the building, in five rooms, are found: - AnArt gallery, which is one of the biggest and most beautiful in the city 25. Namig smailzade Engagement, 2007 26. Arif Huseynov Bird flying above a city 2007 Arif Huseynov Dwarffrom Azerbaijan tales series, 2008 27. Arif Huseynov Fairy-tale of pomegranate girl from Azerbaijan tales series, 2008 28. Rashid Ismailov Flowers in vase, 2002Rashid Ismailov Girl in black, 2002 29. Sirus Mirzazade Temptation, 1996Sara Manafova Portrait of daughter Leyla, 1993 30. Museum Center (Former Lenin Museum) Built 1960, it is a four-storey building. Its volume is 46,800m. Area in use 7,400m 31. Djerjinsky club Baku 1953 32. Djerjinsky club Baku 1953 33. Baku Flame Towers is the tallest skyscraper in Baku, with a height of 190m (620ft). The buildings consist ofapartments, ahotelandoffice blocks. The estimated cost of Flame Towers is around US$350 million. Construction began in 2007, with completion in 2012 34. The facades of the three Flame Towers are turned into gigantic display screens with the use of more than 10,000 high-powerLED luminaires, supplied by theOsram subsidiary Traxon Technologiesand Vetas Electric Lighting 35. Baku Flame Towers 36. Baku Flame Towers 37. Government House (built in 1952) 38. TheGovernment House of Baku, also known asHouse of Government, is a government building (built between 1936 and 1952) housing various state ministriesof Azerbaijan 39. TheGovernment House of Baku 40. TheGovernment House of Baku In 2006, the government of Azerbaijan started renovation works of the building and completed the project in 2010 41. Azerbaijan officially banned all Russian-made cars from serving as taxis in Baku. Azerbaijan have fallen in love with London cabs and have purchased 1,000 painted in a lovely shade ofpurple. The locals call them eggplants 42. Juma Masjid (Friday Mosque) 43. Ismayil's Palace Academy of Sciences 44. Ismayil's Palace 45. Baku's most ornate palatial residence-the Ismayiliye Palace- was built by oil baron Agha Musa Naghiyev (1849- 1919), who was known as both the richest oil baron in Baku as well as the stingiest one 46. Ismayil's Palace This beautiful edifice in Venetian Gothic style was designed by J. K. Ploshko between 1907-1913 47. Ismayil's Palace Naghiyev gifted it to the Benevolent Societies of Azerbaijan in memory of his son who had died of tuberculosis at an early age. For this reason, it takes its name after Naghiyev's son, Ismayil 48. Ismayil's Palace The architecture of the palace is strikingly reminiscent of Palazzo Contarini in Venice 49. Ismayil's Palace In March 1918, the Ismayiliye Palace was looted and burned by communists in their attempt to take over the city 50. Ismayil's Palace After the Soviet occupation of the Baku, the Soviets rebuilt the palace. The Soviet symbols (five stars) can be seen on the facade of the building 51. Ismayil's Palace 52. These days Ismayil's Palace houses the Presidium (administrative offices) of the Academy of Sciences 53. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet & Sanda Foi oreanu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanu Sound: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - Ladies Of Azerbaijan