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Country : Iran

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Photos marked as were added from 1 October 2017.


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Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 The wall of the central courtyard.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 The painted and decorated upper level.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 The Stucco celing of the reception hall.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 Courtyard at the rear of the house near the servants' quarters.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 Girl making bead necklaces.
Iran
Kashan
 The Kashan bazaar is along a single kilometre of covered shops.
Iran
Kashan
 Antique seller in Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Perfume seller in Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Carpet shop with framed carpets resembling pictures, Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Tea shop, Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Prayer beads in Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Shop owner in Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Dyed wool in the Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 Small shrine in the Kashan bazaar.
Iran
Kashan
 The Timche-ye Amin al Dowleh is a domed area in the Kashan bazaar built in 1868.
Iran
Kashan
Sialk
 The ziggurat at Sialk is a typical Mesopotamian structure dating from about 5000 BC.
Iran
Kashan
Sialk
 The mud bricks of the ziggurat.
Iran
Kashan
Sialk
 Excavations of mud brick structures at Sialk.
Iran
Kashan
Sialk
 Mortar and pestle from the 5th millenioum BC.
Iran
Kashan
Sialk
 Mother and daughter at the archeological site at Sialk.
Iran
Kashan
Fin
 The jubs (water channels) at Fin Gardens carry water from a sping through the gardens and into the surrounding villages.
Iran
Kashan
Fin
 The jubs at Fin Gardens are an attempt to create paradise on Earth.
Iran
Kashan
Fin
 Mother and daughter at the Fin Gardens near Kashan.
Iran
Kashan
Fin
 The tea house at Fin Gardens.
Iran
Kashan
Fin
 The central pavilion at the Fin Gardens.
Iran
Kashan
Fin
 Woman at the Fin Gardens.
Iran
Kashan
 Dry mountains south of Kashan.
Iran
Kashan
 Mountains outside Kashan.
Iran
Kashan
 Mountain scenery south of Kashan.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 Imam Square was built by Shah Abbas in 1602.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 Artist on Imam Square.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 Imam Square is 512m long and 163m wide, the world's second largest.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 The two storey arcades of Imam Square contain shops and lead to the bazaar and old city.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 Old woman relaxing in Imam Square.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 The city of Esfahan and mountains beyond Imam Square.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Square
 The southern end of Imam Square is dominated by the spectacular Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The 30m high entrance portal of the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Detail of the tilework on the entrance portal of the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The "stalactite" decoration on the entrance portal of the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 A group of girls at the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The Imam Mosque is famous for its blue and yellow tiles that decorate all areas. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the world.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The western iwan (gate) is one of four gates surrounding the large inner courtyard of the mosque. All are highly decorated with tiles and each gate has a different design.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Detail from the western iwan.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Couple by the ablutions fountain in the central courtyard of the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The northern gate is assymetric because the entrance portal is aligned with Imam Square while the mosque itself is aligned with Mecca.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The southern iwan (gate).
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Detail from the dome and southern gate.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The southern iwan leads to the main prayer hall beneith the dome.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Young couple at the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The prayer hall is decorated with geometric patterns, plants and caligraphy.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The two level courtyard.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Young family visiting the Imam Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The eastern iwan (gate).
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Detail from the eastern iwan. This gate leads to a madrasah (Islamic school).
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Cleric at the Imam Mosque's madrassah.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 Yellow and blue tiles and carved wooden screen in the courtyard of the madrassah.
Iran
Esfahan
Imam Mosque
 The beautifully decorated main dome.
Iran
Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace
 The six storey Ali Qapu Palace was once home to Shah Abbas who created Imam Square and its mosques and palaces.
Iran
Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace
 The walls and ceiling of the music room.
Iran
Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace
 Detail of the tiled steps of the palace.
Iran
Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace
 The elavated terrace with its 18 wooden columns and inlaid ceiling.
Iran
Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace
 Couple on the terrace of the palace.
Iran
Esfahan
Ali Qapu Palace
 View from the terrace over the southern end of Imam Square.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque has no minaret as it was built for the use of the shah's family. It dates from 1619.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 Detail of the gateway entrance of the mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The dome of the Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque has pale coloured tiles with flowery designs.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 A dazzling array of tile patterns at the entrance gate.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 Passageway leading to the prayer hall in the Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The cavernous prayer hall beneith the dome.
Iran
Esfahan
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 Detail of the walls and dome of the prayer hall.
Iran
Esfahan
 The main bazaar in Esfahan runs for several kilometres and is on multiple levels.
Iran
Esfahan
 Artistic spices in the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 The metal working bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Metalwork for sale in the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Making pots in the metal working bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Flower shops and pharmacy in the southern (covered) part of the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Dried pomegranites in the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Covered caravanserai in the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Shop selling shisha pipes and vases in the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Shop selling fabrics in the Esfahan bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Spice shop in the Esfahan bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Sweet seller, Esfahan bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Shop selling spices, nuts and herbs at the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 The clothes bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Prayer beads in the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Broom seller in the northern (outdoor) part of the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
 Forge, northern part of the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
Shrine of Harum Vilayet
 The entrance to the Shrine of Harum Vilayet, an 11th century Imam, in the northern part of the bazaar.
Iran
Esfahan
Shrine of Harum Vilayet
 The prayer hall of the shrine is unusual for its paintings showing human figures.
Iran
Esfahan
Shrine of Harum Vilayet
 Pilgrim at the tomb of the Shrine of Harum Vilayet.
Iran
Esfahan
Shrine of Harum Vilayet
 Detail from the tomb.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Jameh Mosque is the largest in Iran and was added to over many centuries.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Southern Iwan (gate) has Safavid tiles on a Mongol gate with a Seljuk dome.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 Detail of the tiles on the Southern Iwan.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 Mongolian style stalactite mouldings under the Southern Iwan.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Hypostyle Prayer Hall has elaborate brickwork.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 One of the many ceiling patterns made from bricks in the Seljuk style Hypostyle Prayer Hall.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 Circular brick work on the ceiling of the Hypostyle Prayer Hall.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The two level courtyard.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 Patterns beneith the Western Iwan (gate).

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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