05.24.2013 - 05.30.2013
The National Monument is a beautiful sculpture garden of people selected by the government as national heroes - including the president who is attributed to creating co-existence with Armenia, Russia, and other nations after the fall of the USSR. (Although he and his son, the current president, are often to be considered by the international media to be quite corrupt, all who I asked revere what they have accomplished and their pictures are throughout the country.)
This is NOT the former president, but I thought this gent was much more attractive.
A separate park high on a hill overlooking the bay and near the eternal flame, the January 10 Memorial commemorates all those who were massacred by the Russians in 1992. Each body that could be recovered is buried here with an engraved picture on the stone (this is common throughout all the modern cemeteries I visited). When the body could not be located, the person is commemorated with their name and picture on the stone. Some tombs are marked unknown without pictures. We also placed flowers at this memorial.
Just some shots around Baku.
Look for some other photos in the photo gallery.