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Priceless rarity – Baku of the 60’s-70’s in photos

01 Oct

Here’s the main reason, why I was not posting in a couple of days… I got my hands on a…priceless treasure! Yes, thats exactly what it is. A photo album of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, released in 1972!  I of course couldnt let it go like that, so i had to have it… And here it is! Complete with over 70 color pictures, shot off a helicopter, in the end of the 1960’s – beginning of the 1970’s in Baku. Since then most of the capital has changed, of course. Back then there was less of everything – cars, constructions, buildings.

Why is this priceless? Because for the youngsters its a perfect way to see what their city looked like decades ago, a city they never knew, never saw, never really heard of. Old timers can allow themselves a few grins, as they were probably growing up, this kind of Baku was what they probably remember. For each and everyone of us, its a piece of history. We should treasure it forever. And now, you can scroll through the photos.


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Photos taken by: S. Kuleshov, R. Naghiyev

Authors: T. Melik-Abbasov, A. Hashymov

Hardcopy printed in Moscow, 1972

Scanned by: ME

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5 Comments

Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Azerbaijan-Photo, Interesting

 

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5 responses to “Priceless rarity – Baku of the 60’s-70’s in photos

  1. parvin

    October 1, 2010 at 09:04

    Dear Tim,
    Thanks for posting this great album.You did a great job!
    The pictures are very sweet for our generation of 70-80-s, they are expreseing “Baku’s collective portret” of 70-s, where existed different values in society.
    Really for the new generation it looks like new discovered planet 🙂
    Wishing good luck!
    Bets regards,
    Parvin

     
  2. Sevinc

    October 1, 2010 at 14:24

    great )) thank you

     
  3. Emin Hajiyev

    October 1, 2010 at 23:05

    It is so cool I know one of the photographers

     
  4. Matthew Kent

    October 2, 2010 at 22:14

    Great photos! One can call it progress or urbanization, either way the city has really grown in the last 20-30 years.

     
  5. Shirvan Neftci

    October 3, 2010 at 16:58

    Great job on finding and publishing these pictures.

     

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