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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


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Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Detail of carpet from Kerman showing birds and butterflies.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Carpet with a Zodiac motif, early 20th century Esfahan.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Large 18th century carpet from Kashan.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Carpet from Sennah dating from 1892.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 19th century carpet from Kerman showing kings and other famous people.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Carpet from Tabriz with dragon and phoenix.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Modern style carpet from the 21st century.
Iran
Tehran
Carpet Museum
 Painted carpet pattern.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The grounds of the Golestan Palace, built in the 19th century by the Qajar rulers.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar is the audience hall used by the king to greet visitors.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Decoration on the outside of the Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar, the audience hall.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Glass and mirror decoration in the Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The alibaster throne in the Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar is supported by human and mythological figures.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Alibaster figure supporting the throne in the Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Group of women at the Golestan Palace.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The 1752 Karim Khan Sanctum is the oldest part of the palace.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Tiled exterior decoration on the Karim Khan Sanctum.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The inside wall of the Karim Khan Sanctum is covered with painted tiles.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Detail of tiles on the outside of the Karim Khan Sanctum.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Stone relief carving at the Golestan Palace.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The Salaam Hall.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The Shams-al Emarat is the tallest building in the palace.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Detail of a lion and Sun wall at the Shams-al Emarat.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Tiles with musicians on the ouside the Shams-al Emarat.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Hunting scene, Shams-al Emarat.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The interior of the Shams-al Emarat.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Carved birds on a wall inside the Shams-al Emarat.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Mirrored ceiling in Shams-al Emarat.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 The Golestan Palace has a large garden surrounded by a tiled wall.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Tile detail at the wall surrounding the Golestan Palace.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Hubble bubble pipes at the Ethnographic Museum in the Golestan Palace.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Needlework from Kerman in the Ethnographic Museum.
Iran
Tehran
Golestan Palace
 Model diorama of a family home at the Ethnographic Museum.
Iran
Alborz Mountains
 Remains of a hilltop fortress at Shahrak.
Iran
Alborz Mountains
Alamut Castle
 The Castle of Hasan-e Sabbah (also known as Alamut Castle) is the most famous of the Assassins' castles that dotted the Alamut region during the 12th century.
Iran
Alborz Mountains
Alamut Castle
 The steep trail to the isolated 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
Alborz Mountains
Alamut Castle
 The spectacular setting for the Castle of Hasan-e Sabbah.
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.

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