Category Archives: Architecture

guard in Persepolis

Guard in Persepolis

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Couple in a Mosque

A few Iranian carpets as well.

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Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque

I will be uploading some more pics from Iran in the next few days. Here is the first one, the inside of the main dome of the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan … Read More

isfahan bridge at night

Under the (Isfahan) Bridge

Part of Isfahan's unique atmosphere comes from the Zayandeh River, traversing the city from west to east. The bridges over the river include some of the nicest architecture in Isfahan. The oldest bridge is the "Pol-e Shahrestan," which was probably built in the 12th century.

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The Day Husayn Was Killed

One of the most - if not the most - important religious celebration for Shia Muslims is Ashura. It comemorates the killing of Husayn, the son of Ali and grandson of The Prophet, at the battle of Karbala.

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Isfahan

Isfahan is probably the most interesting city in Iran. “Naqsh-e Jagan” the central city square, is a trully amazing sight, with perfectly preserved historical Safavid buidlings on three of its four sides. Drawing of the square by Cornelis de Bruijn,“Voyages de Corneille le Brun par la … Read More

black hills in kharanaq

Black Hills in Kharanaq

Black Hills in Kharanaq. Picture taken from the abandoned house mentioned in the previous post.

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Kharanaq Abandoned Mud City

This empty room is part of a huge construction, very much alike a giant sand castle, holding litteraly hundreds of abandonned rooms. Apparently built around a thousand years ago it is one of the only remaining "mud cities" in Iran, and used to be the home of several hundered inhabitants. Today only one family is still livng there.

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Jameh Mosque in Yazd

Yazd is a fairly small city in the center of Iran. If you are in the area it's really worth a visit, it is actually one of the only two iranian cities (with Isfahan) that still has an old city center, with small twisting streets reminding of morrocan medinas

tehran central train station at night

Tehran Central Railway Station by Night

For some reason those green and pink neon lights are VERY typical of Tehran at night. You find them everywhere, shading their pale puti club style lights on parks, shops, sidewalks, you name it

Tehran City Theatre and Music Billboard

Tehran City Theatre

This is a picture of the Tehran City Theatre. It is located in one of my favorites spots in Tehran, the crossroad of Vali Asr and Enquelab. Close to many universities the area is very lively, with many art students and hipsters gathering for a drink at the nearby Café Godot,

Cameron Highlands under the Rain

Cameron Highlands under the Rain

People say the Cameron Highlands are the "switzerland of Malaysia", and it is somehow true. It actually looks like a run down 60s version of a swiss resort, only with a slightly more "tropical" twist

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