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Vahid Monument, Baku

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Marvel at the momument to Azerbaijani poet Aliagha Vahid in Baku's old city. The astonishing bust of Vahid bears a striking resemblance to the poet, who was renowned for his gazels, while also managing to blend in characters and themes from his celebrated verse. Ingenious! With our international travel planner, Baku attractions like Vahid Monument can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • An interesting monument for one of the most important Azerbaijani poets. Located in a very nice corner right beside the city walls. You have to get close to admire this piece of art in these shady...  more »
  • Vahid is a great poet in the country. This monument of him is very well made. Loved the image of Little men on the side of its head. Unique.  more »
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  • Statue of Aliaga Vahid was designed in 1990 by Rahib Hasanov and Natig Aliyev with the participation of the architect Sanan Salamzade. The authors skillfully recreated the image of the poet. The bronze of the monument, with its fine finish, is similar to carving on dark wood, which recalls one of the first occupations of Aliaga Vahid, who in his youth went at his father’s feet, becoming a wood carver. This monument is unique, for there is nothing similar among the Baku, and in general Azerbaijani monuments. The monument is not as simple as the amazing Gazellekhan Vahid. The monument is made in the form of a huge head, as if growing out of the earth. Torso, neck, hair – the trunk and branches of the tree, and at the same time it is the intertwining of human figures. There was an opinion, replicated in almost all sources, that these figures are characters of works by Vahid. However, it is worth taking a closer look, and it becomes clear that all these figures are symbols of the cyclical nature of life. Here is the birth of a child, here it is growing, here is his wedding, here are other events happening in the fate of any person, here is a wake … And all this is located in a circle – from one cheek to the other. This brilliant idea came to the mind of the outstanding and very non-standard thinker sculptor Ragib Hasanov, who still has many interesting creations. In general, the history of the creation of this monument is very interesting. It is established on voluntary donations of admirers of creativity Vahid. S. Salamzade was one of the initiators of the installation of this beautiful monument and one of the sponsors. Thanks to his perseverance, this idea was realized.
  • Statue of Aliaga Vahid was designed in 1990 by Rahib Hasanov and Natig Aliyev with the participation of the architect Sanan Salamzade. The authors skillfully recreated the image of the poet. The bronze of the monument, with its fine finish, is similar to carving on dark wood, which recalls one of the first occupations of Aliaga Vahid, who in his youth went at his father’s feet, becoming a wood carver. This monument is unique, for there is nothing similar among the Baku, and in general Azerbaijani monuments. The monument is not as simple as the amazing Gazellekhan Vahid. The monument is made in the form of a huge head, as if growing out of the earth. Torso, neck, hair – the trunk and branches of the tree, and at the same time it is the intertwining of human figures. There was an opinion, replicated in almost all sources, that these figures are characters of works by Vahid. However, it is worth taking a closer look, and it becomes clear that all these figures are symbols of the cyclical nature of life. Here is the birth of a child, here it is growing, here is his wedding, here are other events happening in the fate of any person, here is a wake … And all this is located in a circle – from one cheek to the other. This brilliant idea came to the mind of the outstanding and very non-standard thinker sculptor Ragib Hasanov, who still has many interesting creations. In general, the history of the creation of this monument is very interesting. It is established on voluntary donations of admirers of creativity Vahid. S. Salamzade was one of the initiators of the installation of this beautiful monument and one of the sponsors. Thanks to his perseverance, this idea was realized.

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