Friday, December 5, 2014

Palace of the Shirvanshahs

This week I made a quick trip back to Azerbaijan for the 2nd Regional Internet Governance Forum in Baku. When I landed on Monday I had a few spare hours to walk through Old Baku. I stopped at the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and was fortunate to be able to have a guided walking tour through the palace grounds for the last hour of the museum.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Graffiti in many languages, near the Palace entrance.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Stained Glass in the museum.
The stained glass above has over 10,000 pieces, not held together by any adhesive. Incredible detail in this window.
Photo by Patrick Jones. 1 Dec 2014.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Shirvanshah Palace.
I was the last visitor to the museum that day. It is an impressive place. I did not take too many pictures, but for better pictures, see this blog post (not mine, just one I found online) of a similar visitor to the palace.

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