I enjoy a bit of architecture and debating about what makes a culture unique, or how stuff is used as unique identifiers to a place. For example (and this is very small list), we have the Gherkin in London, the Sydney Opera house and lots of stuff happening in Dubai (underwater hotels, island building, tallest building in the world etc).
And now, soon we will have the Full Moon Bay hotels in Azerbaijan:
Here’s the link to the post and more pictures.
I think this shames the Gherkin; although given the amount of space available to build, and the surroundings, the Ghekin does work.
My only whinge, being the privacy freak that I am, is that one day you have a view of the Caspian Sea, the next, you look slap bang into a hotel room. But maybe some people enjoy this type of view.
Next thought: there seems to be a lot of money in Azerbaijan. Interesting.
Then: are there any cultural symbolism here? Can I assume it’s something to do with the religion?
I feel very un-travelled and ignorant right now.