Sunday, May 22, 2016

Around Baku

Baku is not just oil - though it is definitely that. We explored aresa north and south of the city today, encountering a variety of scenes. Many involve "eternal flames", contained petroleum fires that never go out. In Baku, oil just bubbled out of the ground.

Gobustan Petroglyphs (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Oil rigs

Dining room at Ateshgah Fire Temple

One of the eternal flames at Ateshgah Fire Temple

Mrdakan Fortress

Tour leader Roger Williams at Yanar Dag, the Burning Mountain

Light show on the Flaming Towers

Simulating the eternal flame

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