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Analysis, book reviews and photography from Abkhazia and the wider Caucasus — updates when time permits

Photography: Shushi

Despite the presence of so many ruins, Shushi is — at least to a visitor from outside — a very peaceful town. Free standing walls are covered by swathes of blackberries.

The contrast between the renovated cathedral and the ruins of the remaining mosques is striking. At least authorities are safeguarding the structures against complete collapse. Preserving and restoring mosques in Nagorno Karabakh and churches in Azerbaijan is a form of cooperation that all sides should agree on — even while political negotiations remain fruitless.

The photos are from July 2010, the situation may have changed in the meantime.

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Filed under: Nagorno Karabakh, Photography

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