Today our bus took us from Baku to Sheki, a city in northwestern Azerbaijan. The long drive was broken up by some interesting stops along the way.
Mud volcanos a few miles outside Baku. They are small (about 10 feet high) and the "lava"
(a fine clay) is cold, probably bubbled to the surface by natural gas.
Mihrab of a large and impressive mosque in Shemakha
Pickles for sale at a roadside stand in the countryside
Proprietor of an amazing collection of metal objects:
pots and pans, wheels, samovars, trumpets, etc., all covered in gray dust
Refugee woman baking bread for sale along the road.
Just out of the tandoor oven, it was delicious.