28 October 2013

Blazing flames of Baku

All photos © hunbille 2013

 Blazing flames of Baku

 Gray in black and white

 Iridescent by night

 Opaline at sunrise

 Radiant at sunset

Shimmering from everywhere in the city

The Flame Towers consist of three kaleidoscopic skyscraper buildings (south, east and west) in Baku, Azerbaijan. Construction began in 2007 with completion in 2012.

Even if the designer is a little bit (just a little bit?) annoying, in the Discovery Science documentary called Build It Bigger: Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation (go to 25:48), the Flame Towers are still under construction. Vertigo guaranteed.

The Maiden Tower (built in the 12th century) and the Caspian Sea