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Country : Iran

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Photos marked as were added from 1 October 2017.


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Iran
Shiraz
Atigh Mosque
 The 14th century Khoda Khaneh was a building for storing Qurans.
Iran
Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The Nasir ol Molk Mosque dates from the 19th century.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 Decoration from the East iwan (gate).
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The West gate.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The mosque is a riot of colour and decoration.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 Detail of the courtyard tiled walls.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 Family visiting the Nasir ol Molk Mosque.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The prayer hall is highly decorated, carpeted and colonaded.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The tiled mihrab of the prayer hall.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 Stained glass window in the prayer hall.
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Shiraz
Nasir ol Molk Mosque
 The ceiling of the prayer hall.
Iran
Shiraz
Melli Park
 Melli Park is a large green space in the north of Shiraz.
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Shiraz
Melli Park
 Families relax in tents and have picnics.
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Shiraz
Melli Park
 Family at Melli Park.
Iran
Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 The 19th century Shrine of Emir Ali.
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Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 The courtyard of the shrine.
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Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 School group at the Shrine of Emir Ali.
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Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 The spectacular mirrorred interior of the shrine.
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Shiraz
Shrine of Emir Ali
 The ceiling in the shrine.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The tomb of Sheikh Mohammad Shams-ed Din, a poet better known as Sa'di.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The poet's tomb lies inside a domed and tiled colonade.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Sa'di died in 1291. His most famous works are "Rose Garden" and "Garden of Trees".
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Tilework in the colonade.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The tomb od Sa'di is set in a garden near the edge of Shiraz.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Roses are a feature of the garden at the Sa'di tomb.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 The ceiling of the underground tea house built over a fish pond.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 School children visiting the tomb.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Two women in the garden.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Schoolgirls eating ice cream.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Sa'di
 Two clerics visiting the tomb.
Iran
Shiraz
 Tilework on the Mosque of Saladin Hussein.
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 The Naranjastan Garden is set around a Qajar era pavillion. "Naranjastan" is Sanskrit for "land of oranges".
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Tiles along the outside wall of the garden in the style of Persian minature paintings.
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 The pavillion is highly decorated and has many rooms and a mirrored hall.
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 The interior of the mirrored hall.
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Inlaid wooden door in the pavillion.
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 A spectacular mirrored ceiling.
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Wall painting in one of the rooms.
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Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Woman at Naranjastan Garden.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The entrance garden to the tomb of Khajeh Shams-ed Din Mohammad, Persia's most famous poet, better known as Hafez.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The gateway to the tomb is at a higher level than the garden.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tomb of Hafez, who died in 1389, is set within an open circular colonade.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tiled domed ceiling above the tomb of Hafez.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tomb of Hafez is always busy as he is Persia's best loved poet.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Pilgrims at the tomb of Hafez paying their respects and reading his poetry.
Verses from Hafez can be quoted by all educated Iranians.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Reading poetry at the tomb of Hafez.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two women listening to a poem.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two women enjoying the custom of making a wish and reading a random verse from Hafez for the outcome.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 A group of young women visiting the tomb of Hafez.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Four school girls.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two young women at the tomb.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Four women having their photo taken while visiting the tomb.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Old woman at the tomb of Hafez.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Couple at the tomb.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Three female students.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Woman reading a sad poem by the tomb.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two women and a child.
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Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Group of college girls.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two men visiting the tomb.
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Woman reciting the poetry of Hafez.
Iran
Persepolis
 Persepolis was built by the Persian king, Darius I and extended by his son, Xerxes.
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Persepolis
 The city of Persepolis dates from the first Persian empire (the Achaemenids). It was begun in 518 BC.
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Persepolis
 The city was destroyed by Alexander The Great in 330 BC.
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Persepolis
 The city is entered via the Grand Stairway.
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Persepolis
 The stone blocks on the Grand Stairway fit together very precisely.
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Persepolis
 Xerxes' Gateway was built in the mid 5th century BC.
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Persepolis
 Bearded bull-like figure guarding Xerxes' Gateway.
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Persepolis
 Graffitti on Xerxes' Gateway by Henry Morton Stanley (of "Dr Livingstone, I presume" fame) from the New York Herald in 1870.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Palace was built by and used by Xerxes.
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Persepolis
 Columns on the Apadana Palace.
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Persepolis
 Flower base of a column at the Apadana Palace.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase is famous for its 2500 year old carved figures.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Subject nations bringing a tribute of two rams to the Persian king.
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Persepolis
 Persians with square feather tipped hats and Medes (round hats) on the Apadana Staircase.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Bactrian camel.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Offerings of trees and horses.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Bull.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Weapon being offered as tribute.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: A variety of offerings.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Horse and Chariot.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Detail of offerings.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: A lion attacking a bull is a common theme at Persepolis.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Elamite horse being walked by a valet.
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Persepolis
 Close up of a spear carrier on the Apadana Staircase.
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Persepolis
 The Apadana Staircase: Man with a vase.
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Persepolis
 A ring with wings, the symbol of Zoroastrinism on the Triplon.
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Persepolis
 Lion with wings and human head on the Triplon.
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Persepolis
 View from the Triplon to the Palace of 100 Columns and the tomb of Artaxerxes II.
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Persepolis
 The Hadish is a palace built by Xerxes.
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Persepolis
 Structures on the Hadish.
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Persepolis
 The Tachara is packed with monolithic door jambs.
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Persepolis
 The Tachara is the best preserved building at Persepolis.
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Persepolis
 Carved doorways on the Tachara.
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Persepolis
 Soldiers on the base of the Tachara.
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Persepolis
 Inscription by Xerxes on the Tachara.
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Persepolis
 Different subject nations bringing tribute on the staircase of the Tachara.
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Persepolis
 Animal tribute on the Tachara staircase.
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Persepolis
 The remains of the Treasury of Darius. Alexander The Great needed 3000 camels to carry off its contents.
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Persepolis
 The Tomb of Artaxerxes II (died 358 BC) is carved from a cliff face overlooking Persepolis.
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Persepolis
 The Palace of 100 Columns was used by the king to meet his military commanders.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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