Tuesday, September 02, 2008

1st region…

The place that I come from in Sheki is called “gyshlag” what means “place to spend winter” as this part of the city is located in the bottom of the city and is warmer than the top of the city called ”yaylag” – “place to spend summer”…

The city is also divided into so called regions…i.e. the first the highest (in location) the most ancient and oldest part of the city is the 1st region…(our house for instance is situated in 21st region)…as it happens very often people rarely go to other regions of the city unless it is necessary…tourists in reverse very often explore the places they visit in very detail and see many places that locals never visit. Although I visit Sheki almost every summer lately I try to find something/somewhere new that I didn’t see before…Therefore this year my husband and I decided to explore region Number 1 of the city of Sheki. It is located on the mountains itself I would say…the roads are/were paved in stones…it is very easy to go down but going up is quite a challenge…can imagine how harsh winters are…here are some pictures that we took while exploring…
View from region # 1
I wonder how the owners put hay up there...must be hard work...

See the top of the furthest mountain...nothing grows there since it is so high and cold...

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6 comments:

Sharon said...

I think this is my first visit to your site. I loved reading about your country and seeing the photos. I look forward to many more visits.

anna said...

Äziz Ayten,
I've been to Baku twice and fell in love with your enchanting country and the beautiful, warm people... Reading your blog helps me when I'm feeling "home-sick" for Azerbaijan! If you're interested, you can find some of my azeri impressions in my blog.
Cox sag olun,
salamat qalin! (I'm trying to learn azeri, yavash-yavash...)

Jackie said...

Wow, you've perfectly captured the height of the region - I know I would want to be carried up that hill because I'd certainly struggle to walk up it!

Ayten Giyas said...

Dear All, thank you for your comments.

Afyonkarahisar said...

color photograph:)

Petrus said...

A very interesting Blog and some good pictures ..