Azerbaijan International

Summer 2004 (12.2)

The Ali and Nino Walking Tour
by Betty Blair and Fuad Akhundov

Sabir Garden
(Pre-Soviet: Nikolayevskaya Street)

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This garden is named after the poet Sabir (1862-1911), who is known for his biting satire attacking social, political and religious backwardness during the early Oil Baron boom. His most famous work is "Hophop-name". For more of his poems in Azeri and in English, search at

Below: Outside the 12th century Citadel walls of Baku's "Old City".

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