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Paintings on Azerbaijani buildings turn heads

Some buildings in capital Baku decorated with murals reflecting country’s historical, cultural features

Ruslan Rehimov   | 04.03.2021
Paintings on Azerbaijani buildings turn heads A view of a mural depicting on a wall of building in capital city Baku, Azerbaijan on February 22, 2021. Buildings' facades have been painted with paintings and graffitis by IDEA Foundation headed by the daughter of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Leyla Aliyev for 2 years. Ordinary buildings have become more attractive with street arts for pedestrians who pass by. ( Resul Rehimov - Anadolu Agency )

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Facades of some buildings in the Azerbaijani capital Baku are adorned with paintings, turning ordinary structures into artworks.

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - FEBURARY 22: A view of a mural depicting on a wall of building in capital city Baku, Azerbaijan on February 22, 2021. Buildings' facades have been painted with paintings and graffitis by IDEA Foundation headed by the daughter of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Leyla Aliyev for 2 years. Ordinary buildings have become more attractive with street arts for pedestrians who pass by. ( Resul Rehimov - Anadolu Agency )

Behind the campaign is IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Public Association, headed by President Ilham Aliyev’s daughter Leyla Aliyev. It was launched two years ago.

The ordinary buildings have become pieces of art with the paintings and started to catch the attention of the passerby.

Some murals reflect Azerbaijan’s historical and cultural elements, while others mirror the imagination of the painters.

Mehseti Huseyinova, one of the residents in the area, told Anadolu Agency that adorning the buildings in such a way was fun and seeing those paintings on their way to work motivates people.

“People come to see our neighborhood from different neighborhoods. They take pictures here,” she said thanking those who took part in the project.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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