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Friday, April 24, 2015

Azerbaijan - Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

"Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Inner City (Icheri Sheher) has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy) is built over earlier structures dating from the 7th to 6th centuries BC, and the 15th-century Shirvanshahs' Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture." 
Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard # 1

A lovely postcard from Azerbaijan's capital city Baku showing an ensemble of Shirvanshah's Palace.
Beautiful stamps were pasted at the back of the postcard.

  • The two stamps on the left side featuring cats were issued in 2014 as a part of a set of 5 definitive stamps showing cats.
  • The stamp on the right side features a photo of an Azarbaijani poet Mammad Araz (1933-2004). Some of Araz's famous works include:-
    • If There Were No War
    • The World is Yours, The World is Mine
    • The Sound Written on the Rocks
    • Father of Three Sons
  • One of his famous poem goes like this:-
If There Were No War (1956)
    If there were no war,
      We could construct a bridge between Earth and Mars
        Melting weapons in an open-hearth furnace.
          If there were no war,
            The harvest of a thousand years could grow in one day.
              Scientists could bring the moon and stars to Earth.


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