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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Austria
Innsbruck
Ambras Palace
 One floor of the palace contains a series of portraits of the Habsburgs, the rulers of Austria.
Austria
Innsbruck
Ambras Palace
 Portrait of Claudia de Medici, a Habsburg ruler of Italy.
Austria
Innsbruck
Ambras Palace
 A portrait of Charles V, one of the Habsburg rulers of Austria.
Austria
Innsbruck
Ambras Palace
 Portrait of Margarita Theresa, a Habsburg princess.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Old City
 Part of the walls.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Old City
 The 29m high Maiden's Tower dates from the 12th century.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Old City
 The 11th century Mullah Muhammad Mosque overlooks narrow streets.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Detail of the stone carving and tile work.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The octagonal Diwan Khana.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The Palace Appartments are the largest section of the palace.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Persian style brickwork in the Palace Appartments.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Inside the appartments.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Azeri room.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 One of the appartments in the palace.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Ceremonial dagger.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Shia inscription on a canon. Azerbaijan is the only Turkic country that is Shia.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Traditional Azeri carpet.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Russian samovar.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Carpet with camel motif.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The Bayil Stones were recovered from a 13th century fort that is now submerged.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Ruins of a mosque next to the Dervish Mausoleum.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The tomb of Seyyid Yahya Bakuvi, astronomer and philosopher.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 Siege catapault.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The 1435 Mausoleum of the Shirvanshahs.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
 The ruins of the Palace Hamam (bath) dating from 1438.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Historical Museum
 Tray with goblets from the Persian period.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Historical Museum
 Hand symbol of Shia Islam.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Historical Museum
 Medaeval plate.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Historical Museum
 Folk jewellry.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Historical Museum
 Exercise blocks with Persian paintings.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Suraxani
Ateshgar
 The Ateshgar Fire Temple is on the site of natural gas vent.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Suraxani
Ateshgar
 The eternal flame. The site has been sacred to Zoroastrans for millenia.
Azerbaijan
Baku
Suraxani
Ateshgar
 Sanskrit inscription. The 18th temple was built by Indian Shiva devotees.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 The Qobustan Petroglyphs are found on rocks scattered around the foot of a cliff.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
  Reed boat sailing into the sunset and human figures.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 A bull.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 Human figures.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 Fossilised sea shells.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 Two pregnant women.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 View to the Caspian Sea.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 Two bulls.
Azerbaijan
Qobustan
Petroglyphs
 Symbol of a shaman.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
 The Nukha Fortress overlooks the old city of Sheki.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
 The fortress was built by Haji Chelabi, an Azeri khan.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
 The fortress is like a city within a city.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Xan Serai
 The Xan Serai is the 18th century palace of Haji Chelabi.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Xan Serai
 The palace is covered with stained glass windows and tile work.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Xan Serai
 Stalectite glass over the doorway.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Xan Serai
 Detail of wooden window and image of birds.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Xan Serai
 Detail of stained glass window, manufactured by hand.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Xan Serai
 Interior view of a stained glass window.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 The Russian Church was built to resemble a Caucasian Albanian church.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Graves with inscriptions in Georgian and Armenian.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 The church has been converted into a folk art museum.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Sheki embroiderry.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Shaul made from cotton.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Curtain fasteners made of cotton lace.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Embroiderred pillow case.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Metal covers to keep food warm.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Russian Church
 Implements for making Sheki's famous halva.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
 Looking out over the walls of the fortress.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Embroiderred pillow case showing human and animal figures.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Traditional women's clothes.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Azeri carpet.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Azeri musical instruments.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Koran satchel.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Embroiderry with birds.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Hat molds.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Nukha Fortress
Regional Museum
 Carpet celebrating the life of local poet, Behtiyar (1925 - 2009).
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Old City
Karavansaray
 The Karavansaray dates from the 19th century and is now a hotel.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Kish
Albanian Church
 The round Albanian Church dates from the 6th century.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Kish
Albanian Church
 The simple elongated windows.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Kish
Albanian Church
 The round tower is typical of churches in the region.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Kish
Albanian Church
 The interior of the church.
Azerbaijan
Sheki
Kish
Albanian Church
 The altar with peacocks and a tree of life.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 The 1932 Buick that belonged to King Al-Khalifa who died in 1992.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Gahfya, traditional Bahraini male caps.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Mixed pearls. Before the discovery of oil, pearl diving was the main source of income for Bahrain.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Diorama showing village women using date palms for baskets.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Diorama of a bread maker.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Ottoman coins minted at Basra between 1574 and 1623.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 A treatise on Islamic inheritance law made in 1433.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 A dictionary dating from the 16th century.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Bitumen coated beaker from the Sar burial site.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 A seal with bulls with human heads, deities from the Dilman period, 2nd millenium BC.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 "The Coffee Maker" by Yousif Qasim.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 "Man and Woman" by Karim al-Bosta.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Driving book from 1932.
Bahrain
Manama
National Museum
 Pearling permit issued in 1924.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Arad Fort
 Arad Fort was built by the Portuguese in the early 15th century.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Arad Fort
 Interior of Arad Fort showing the date palm timbers used in its construction.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Arad Fort
 Original cannon at Arad Fort.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 Entrance to the Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House, a restored traditional home.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 The central courtyard dominated by a wind tower. The lower level rooms are used in winter.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 Decorated archways lead to other courtyards and rooms.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 Carved wooden door and decorated stucco archways.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 Detail of an intricately carved wooden door.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 Entrance to a room on the upper level.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 A room on the upper level. These were used in summer.
Bahrain
Muharraq Island
Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House
 One of the smaller side courtyards.

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