Photographer's Note

The road to Lahic leads through a deep river canyon surrounded by steep cliffs. The drive is very scenic with breathtaking views and perilous drops but the road is relatively wide and safe compared to many other mountain roads I have been on.

I travelled from Sheki to Ismayilli in a marshrutka (minibus) and then, too impatient to wait 3 hours for the next marshrutka and pestered by business-hungry taxi owners, by an old Lada without seat belts and a driver who pointed to me the place (and resulting scars on his face) where he had tumbled down the cliff while driving several years earlier.

This time I made sure the photo conveys the scale of this magnificient landscape and waited patiently (the traffic is not exactly that of Piccadilly Circus) for a vehicle to appear on the road.

In WS two more images of the gorge and surrounding mountains on the way to Lahic. Taking those photos I just couldn't help thinking how spectacular those places must look in the autumn with all the trees covered in red and yellow foliage.
But that's for the next trip to Azerbaijan... ;-)

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Additional Photos by Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1692 W: 9 N: 3498] (17672)
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