Baku, Ganja

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city of the Caucasus region. Founding of Baku dates back to 1st century CE.

Photos of Baku's lanterns and one in Ganja (Photo 10/10) were taken in October 1975 and kept on slides. When several years ago we started scanning slides, we found that many of them have deteriorated, some even ruined, so quality of the pictures is not very good.

When it was possible, we checked the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its existence or conditions. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.

1 / 10
Azerbaijan Ave, 7. Ministry of Internal Affairs.
1/2. Torchiere at the Main Entrance, Oct. 1975.
2/2. Google, 2017, Photo M.Polak:

Different Torchiere.


2 / 10
Wall Mount Light, Location unknown (?).

3 / 10
Torchiere, possibly along Azadliq Ave (?).
Former Lenin Ave.

4 / 10
Torchiere (?), Khagani Street.

5 / 10
Torchiere (?), Nizami Street.

6 / 10
Murtaza Mukhtarov Street, 6.
Mukhtarov's Mansion, 1912.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.

7 / 10
Parapet Torchiere, stairs to the Kirov Monument.
Kirov Monument demolished in 1994.
Google 2018: Different Lanterns.

8 / 10
1 Fuzuli Street; Stairs Lamp Post.
Azerbaijan State Drama Theater.
Google 2018: Lantern no longer exists.

9 / 10
Seaside Boulevard.
1/2. Torchiere at the Park Stairs (?).
2/2. Gates Torchiere along Neftchilar Ave.

10 / 10
Ganja, Torchiere (?).
We spent a coiple of hours in Ganja
on our way from Yerevan to Baku.