I’ve been traveling a lot this year and one of the places I’ve frequented most (for business) has been Baku, Azerbaijan. It’s amazing how fast the city is modernizing as I seem to notice a new building being constructed and finished each time I go. For this post I teamed up with a really nice guy and local photographer, Elmar Mustafazadeh.
We shot these a couple of weeks ago in busy Fountain Square, which is a public square in downtown Baku. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of Fountain Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan.
The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels and passage. It starts from the Istiglaliyyat Street and walls of the Icheri Sheher and stretches through Nizami Street, also called in popular culture as the Torgovaya street running parallel to Baku Boulevard. The fountains square is a location where the city authorities hold many public festivals, shows and celebrations.
On this day I knew that I’d be running all around the city so I wanted to wear a stylish yet comfortable shoe. The Frank Wright Busby shoes here provided both the sytle and comfort I was looking for. The Busby is a simple and neatly designed shoe featuring; contrast sole, leather or suede upper and discreet branding. Clean, classic and a fuss free design, Busby offers effortless style whatever the occasion.