Backgammon and domino – everywhere! # Baku, Azerbaijan

Creative Misuse, Play, Tradition

Backgammon and domino are the most commonly played and most social games in Azerbaijan. Men spend hours playing slowly but with great enthusiasm and discussing everything from local grocery prices to global politics. Many different unthinkable object of urban environment become props for the game. On this picture, captured summer 2013, men in a park were using top of a trash can as a table – anything works!


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Celebrating high-school graduation by swimming in a fountain #Odessa, Ukraine

Creative Misuse, Tradition

In many cities of Ukraine, including Odessa (from a dweller of which we found out about this ritual), students graduating high school start their celebration by a swim in a fountain on the main city square.

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