Welcome to Abşeron Peninsula

The Abşeron confounds easy definition. Much of the once-agricultural land is blanched by salt lakes and sodden with oil run-off. Platoons of rusty oil derricks fill horizons with abstract metallic ‘sculptures’. And wherever you look, new housing is filling up the remaining areas of former sheep pastures and almond groves. Yet despite mesmerising ugliness and a traditionally conservative population, the Abşeron still... Read More

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