Tag Archives: Azerbaijan

Who started this fashion of balding, paunchy, late middle-aged political leaders playing with military dress?

20 Nov

There’s something Village People-ish about it, at best; Commodus, Roman-decadent at worst…

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Photos: Armenians, when does it end?

12 Nov

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“Azerbaijan: This Journey Never Ends”

21 Jan

An unusually beautiful piece of travel advertisement.  With its clichés…yeah…but making use of the poetic vocabulary and thematics of the region and beautiful images.  Some shots are like from a Paradzhanov film.

Azerbaijan, and the Caucasus generally, are high on my list of “next-place-to-go” but this ad pushed it up a notch — this ad and a night in Moscow last summer that it would be tacky to tell you about…

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