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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Iran
Alborz Mountains
Alamut Castle
 Brickwork and scenery from the Castle of Hasan-e Sabbah.
Iran
Alborz Mountains
Alamut Castle
 Foundations of the Castle of Hasan-e Sabbah.
Iran
Alborz Mountains
Alamut Castle
 The Castle of Hasan-e Sabbah from where the Assassins ran their 12th century campaign of terror.
Iran
Qom
 The golden dome at the Hazrat-e Masumeh.
Iran
Kashan
 Tiles and brickwork at the Agha Bozorg Mosque.
Iran
Kashan
 Simple ceiling mosaic at the Agha Bozorg Mosque.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Abbasian
 The small upper courtyard of the Abbasian historical house which is set over several levels.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Abbasian
 Stained glass window in one of the rooms of the Abbasian historical house.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Abbasian
 The larger lower courtyard.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Abbasian
 Miniature painting in one of the rooms of the Abbasian historical house.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Abbasian
 Exhibition area in the lower courtyard with an entrance to an underground chamber.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 The Ameriha historical house dates from the 18th century and has an area of 9000 square metres.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 The Ameriha historical house has elegant painted and carved decoration in the courtyard.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 Decoration along the wall of the courtyard.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 Detail of wood carved windows.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 Moulded ceiling pattern with angled skylights. These illuminate without the direct sunlight that would overheat the room.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 Stained glass windows adorn many of the rooms at the Ameriha.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 Mirrored and stucco ceiling.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Ameriha
 Painted and moulded ceiling patterns.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 The twisting entrance passageway to the Borujerdi historical house, originally built for a merchant's daughter.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 A badgir, wind tower, used in many Kashani houses to cool the rooms.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 Ceiling of the dome of the the two storey reception hall.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 Stucco reliefs on the walls of the central courtyard.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 Kashani carpet design on the ceiling of one of the rooms of the reception hall.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 Animal design stucco on the wall of the reception hall.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Borujerdi
 Stucco reliefs above arched windows.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 The Tabatabei historical house dates from 1880 and has forty rooms.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 The central courtyard with its pool and octagonal gardens plots.
Iran
Kashan
Khan-e Tabatabei
 The ornate reception hall.
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
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
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
 The central pavilion at the Fin Gardens.
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
 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
 The two level courtyard.
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
 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 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
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
 Detail of the walls and dome of the prayer hall.
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
 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
 Patterns beneith the Western Iwan (gate).
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Western gate's wall.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The room of Sultan Uljeitu with its carved prayer niche.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The spectacular brickwork on the ceiling of the Sultan Uljeitu room.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Timurid style Winter Hall dates from 1448.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Seljuk style Northern Iwan has simple geometric patterns.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The brick prayer hall in the northern area of the mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 Coridor in the northern area of the mosque.
Iran
Esfahan
Jameh Mosque
 The Taj al-Molk Dome dates from the 11th century and is considered the finest brick dome ever built.
Iran
Esfahan
Zayandeh River
 Decoration on the Khaju Bridge.
Iran
Esfahan
Jolfa
 Tiles at the entrance of Vank Cathedral.
Iran
Esfahan
Jolfa
 Vank Cathedral dates from 1655 and is a blend of Christian and Islamic styles.
Iran
Esfahan
Jolfa
 Exterior paintings at Vank Cathedral.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 The terrace at the Chehel Sotun Palace has twenty columns holding up its inlaid ceiling.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 Mirrored entrance hall at the Chehel Sotun Palace.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 One of the many wall paintings in the Throne Hall of the palace.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 Fresco of Shah Abbas I presiding over a banquet.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 Fresco of dancing girls.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 Fresco of Shah Abbas II.
Iran
Esfahan
Chehel Sotun Palace
 Wall painting of a woman relaxing in a garden.
Iran
Esfahan
Decorative Arts Museum
 An astrolabe.
Iran
Esfahan
 The Ateshkadeh is an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple set on a hilltop.
Iran
Esfahan
 The Ateshkadeh was once a polgromage site.
Iran
Yazd
Khan-e Lari
 The 150 year old Khan-e Lari, is a traditional house in the old city.
Iran
Yazd
Khan-e Lari
 The courtyard of the Lari historical house.
Iran
Yazd
 The dome of the Sayyed Roknaddin Shrine.
Iran
Yazd
 The Tomb of the Twelve Imams.
Iran
Yazd
 The Amir Chakhmaq Complex is a Hossenieh where the martydom of Imam Hussein is commemorated.
Iran
Yazd
 The wind tower and dome of the school known as Alexander's Prison.
Iran
Yazd
 The courtyard to Alexander's Prison.
Iran
Yazd
 The underground chamber at Alexander's Prison was mentioned in a poem by Hafez.
Iran
Yazd
 Underground water system at the Water Museum.

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