Baku Boulevard in 2011 (52 photos)
Baku Boulevard (also known as National Park) is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku’s seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.
Through the years the boulevard has changed a lot, and according to Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers, the boulevard’s size is expected to reach 26 km, by 2015.
The project on expansion of the Baku boulevard aims at creating more comfortable conditions for the residents of the capital city and the guests to have a rest and take sports in more comfortable conditions at the Caspian seashore. Before the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 the boulevard was extended to the National Flag Square.
If by 2015 the boulevard will be 25 kms, then reportedly it will be the longest in the world. And so far, we can just take a look at the pictures below.
Shot by: Ibrahim Aliyev