House of Government, Baku, Azerbaijan

Looking at the gigantic House of Government in central Baku along Neftchiler Avenue, you sense a feeling of architectural beauty. It can be hard to imagine such a beautiful baroque building, which lights up after dark, was commissioned by the same rulers who build endless rows of ugly blocks in much of Eastern Europe. Construction finished in 1952 to hold 5500 people in ministerial positions. Today, it’s one of the most attractive styles of architecture in Baku.

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