Tehran's Toopkhoneh Square

Tehran's Toopkhoneh Square

Tehran's Toopkhoneh Square (میدان توپخانه) (Maidan-Maidan-e Toopkhaneh) located in the central district of TehranIran was built in 1867. Some of the most important cultural, educational and economical institutes of the city are situated in this area. It was renamed Imam Khomeini Square (میدان امام خمینی), after the Iranian Revolution.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" [The Garden Palace] is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

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Ride Along

Ride Along

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran's largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia.

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran's largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia.

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran's largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia.

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran

Kakh Dadgostari Tehran

Kakh Dadgostari Tehran

Kakh Dadgostari Tehran, justice palace of Tehran, is the historical courthouse of Iran. Gabriel Guevrekian, architect, designed it in Neoclassical architecture.

Hello

Hello

Fat′h Ali Shah-e-Qajar

Fat′h Ali Shah-e-Qajar

Fat′h Ali Shah-e-Qajar was the second Qajar Emperor/Shah of Persia. He reigned from 17 June 1797 until his death.

Appliqué by: Agha Bozorg-e-Isfahany
-1881

 

Fat′h Ali Shah-e-Qajar

Fat′h Ali Shah-e-Qajar

Fat′h Ali Shah-e-Qajar was the second Qajar Emperor/Shah of Persia. He reigned from 17 June 1797 until his death.

Appliqué by: Agha Bozorg-e-Isfahany
-1881

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Tiles, Tiles and More Tiles

Tiles, Tiles and More Tiles

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Takht-e-Marmar

Takht-e-Marmar

The spectacular terrace known as Takht-e Marmar (Marble Throne) was built in 1806 by order of Fath Ali Shah Qajar (r. 1797-1834). Adorned by paintings, marble-carvings, tile-work, stucco, mirrors, enamel, woodcarvings, and lattice windows; the throne embodies the finest of Iranian architecture. The Marble Throne is one of the oldest buildings of the historic Arg. The existing throne, which is situated in the middle of the terrace (iwan), is made of the famous yellow marble of Yazd province.

The throne is made of sixty-five pieces of marble and was designed by Mirza Baba Naghash Bashi (head painter) of the Qajar court. Mohammad Ebrahim, the Royal Mason, oversaw the construction and several celebrated masters of the time worked on the execution of this masterpiece. The architectural details and other ornaments of the terrace (iwan) were completed during the reigns of Fath Ali Shah and Nasser - ol- Din Shah (r. 1848-1896).

Coronations of Qajar kings, and formal court ceremonies were held on this terrace [Eyvan:
 which is a rectangular hall or space, usually vaulted, walled on three sides, with one end entirely open.] The last coronation to be held at Takht-e-Marmar was the coronation of, the self-proclaimed King, Reza Khan Pahlavi in 1925.

Takht-e-Marmar

Takht-e-Marmar

The spectacular terrace known as Takht-e Marmar (Marble Throne) was built in 1806 by order of Fath Ali Shah Qajar (r. 1797-1834). Adorned by paintings, marble-carvings, tile-work, stucco, mirrors, enamel, woodcarvings, and lattice windows; the throne embodies the finest of Iranian architecture. The Marble Throne is one of the oldest buildings of the historic Arg. The existing throne, which is situated in the middle of the terrace (iwan), is made of the famous yellow marble of Yazd province.

The throne is made of sixty-five pieces of marble and was designed by Mirza Baba Naghash Bashi (head painter) of the Qajar court. Mohammad Ebrahim, the Royal Mason, oversaw the construction and several celebrated masters of the time worked on the execution of this masterpiece. The architectural details and other ornaments of the terrace (iwan) were completed during the reigns of Fath Ali Shah and Nasser - ol- Din Shah (r. 1848-1896).

Coronations of Qajar kings, and formal court ceremonies were held on this terrace [Eyvan: which is a rectangular hall or space, usually vaulted, walled on three sides, with one end entirely open.] The last coronation to be held at Takht-e-Marmar was the coronation of, the self-proclaimed King, Reza Khan Pahlavi in 1925.

Marching Band

Marching Band

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Golestān Palace pronounced "Kakheh Golestān" is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Nasir Khusraw

Nasir Khusraw

Naser Khosrow ناصر خسرو قبادیانی‎ [1004 – 1088 CE] was a Persian poet, philosopher, scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qubadyan, a village in middle-age Bactria in eastern Iranian province of Khorasannow present-day in modern Tajikistan and died in Yamagan, Central Asia, now in Afghanistan. He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work.

Naser Khosrow

Naser Khosrow

Naser Khosrow ناصر خسرو قبادیانی‎ [1004 – 1088 CE] was a Persian poet, philosopher, scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qubadyan, a village in middle-age Bactria in eastern Iranian province of Khorasan, now present-day in modern Tajikistan and died in Yamagan, Central Asia, now in Afghanistan. He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work.

Naser Khosrow

Naser Khosrow

Naser Khosrow ناصر خسرو قبادیانی‎ [1004 – 1088 CE] was a Persian poet, philosopher, scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qubadyan, a village in middle-age Bactria in eastern Iranian province of Khorasan, now present-day in modern Tajikistan and died in Yamagan, Central Asia, now in Afghanistan. He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work.

Mullah

Mullah

Mullah is generally used to refer to a Muslim man or woman, educated in Islamic theology and sacred law. The title, given to some Islamic clergy, is derived from the Arabic word - مَوْلَى [mawlā], meaning "vicar," "master" and "guardian."

Tilted

Tilted

Naser Khosrow ناصر خسرو قبادیانی‎ [1004 – 1088 CE] was a Persian poet, philosopher, scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qubadyan, a village in middle-age Bactria in eastern Iranian province of Khorasan, now present-day in modern Tajikistan and died in Yamagan, Central Asia, now in Afghanistan. He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work.

Naser Khosrow

Naser Khosrow

Naser Khosrow ناصر خسرو قبادیانی‎ [1004 – 1088 CE] was a Persian poet, philosopher, scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qubadyan, a village in middle-age Bactria in eastern Iranian province of Khorasan, now present-day in modern Tajikistan and died in Yamagan, Central Asia, now in Afghanistan. He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work.

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran's largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia.

Elevation: 3,900' (1,189 m)
Area: 265 sq.miles (686.3 km²)
Weather: 53°F (12°C), Wind E at 7 mph (11 km/h), 39% Humidity
 

The Blue Tale

The Blue Tale

Graffiti in Tehran consists of different styles. Some are slogans painted by governmental organizations and some are works of art by citizens. During the last few years, Tehran Municipality has been drawing graffiti in order to beautify the city. A large number of governmental graffiti is about the Iranian RevolutionIslamic Republic of Iran policies and The Politics of Resistance. Pro-democracy activists are also continuing a political graffiti campaign in Tehran. Islamic graffiti can also be seen around the city

Late

Late

Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died onhunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze.

An official blue and white street sign was affixed to the rear wall of the British embassy compound saying (in Persian) "Bobby Sands Street" with three words of explanation "militant Irish guerrilla". The official Pars news agency called Bobby Sands's death "heroic". There have subsequently been claims that the British foreign secretary has pressured Iranian authorities to change the name of Bobby Sands Street but this is denied. A burger bar in Tehran is named in honour of Sands.

American Embassy

American Embassy

The Embassy of the United States, Tehran is a building in Iran's capital. Direct bilateral Iran–United States relations do not currently exist between the two governments, and the building has not been used by the US since 1979.

American Embassy

American Embassy

The Embassy of the United States, Tehran is a building in Iran's capital. Direct bilateral Iran–United States relations do not currently exist between the two governments, and the building has not been used by the US since 1979.

American Embassy

American Embassy

The Embassy of the United States, Tehran is a building in Iran's capital. Direct bilateral Iran–United States relations do not currently exist between the two governments, and the building has not been used by the US since 1979.

Boom

Boom

The Embassy of the United States, Tehran is a building in Iran's capital. Direct bilateral Iran–United States relations do not currently exist between the two governments, and the building has not been used by the US since 1979.

Tonight

Tonight

Tajrish is a former village in Shemiranat County, Tehran Province, Iran, which has since been absorbed into Tehran. Tajrish neighbourhood is located along the northern edge of Tehran.

Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration [often shortened as Urbex or UE] is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains), urban spelunkingurban rock climbingurban caving, or building hacking.

Façade

Façade

Urban Exploration [often shortened as Urbex or UE] is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains), urban spelunkingurban rock climbingurban caving, or building hacking.

Bur

Bur

Urban Exploration [often shortened as Urbex or UE] is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains), urban spelunkingurban rock climbingurban caving, or building hacking.

Mars

Mars

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Villa

Villa

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Zagros

Zagros

The Zagros Mountains form the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq. This mountain range has a total length of 1,500 km.The Zagros mountain range begins in northwestern Iran and roughly corresponds to Iran's western border, and it spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, ending at the Strait of Hormuz. The highest point in the Zagros Mountains is Dena. The Hazaran massif in the Kerman province of Iran forms an eastern outlier of the range, the Jebal Barez reaching into Sistan.

Violet

Violet

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Khoy

Khoy

poppy flowers

poppy flowers

Shepherd

Shepherd

Zagros

Zagros

The Zagros Mountains form the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq. This mountain range has a total length of 1,500 km.The Zagros mountain range begins in northwestern Iran and roughly corresponds to Iran's western border, and it spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, ending at the Strait of Hormuz. The highest point in the Zagros Mountains is Dena. The Hazaran massif in the Kerman province of Iran forms an eastern outlier of the range, the Jebal Barez reaching into Sistan.

Zagros

Zagros

The Zagros Mountains form the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq. This mountain range has a total length of 1,500 km.The Zagros mountain range begins in northwestern Iran and roughly corresponds to Iran's western border, and it spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, ending at the Strait of Hormuz. The highest point in the Zagros Mountains is Dena. The Hazaran massif in the Kerman province of Iran forms an eastern outlier of the range, the Jebal Barez reaching into Sistan.

Zagros

Zagros

The Zagros Mountains form the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq. This mountain range has a total length of 1,500 km.The Zagros mountain range begins in northwestern Iran and roughly corresponds to Iran's western border, and it spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, ending at the Strait of Hormuz. The highest point in the Zagros Mountains is Dena. The Hazaran massif in the Kerman province of Iran forms an eastern outlier of the range, the Jebal Barez reaching into Sistan.

Up In The Air

Up In The Air

Alborz, AlburzElburz or Elborz is a mountain range in northern Iran stretching from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.The highest mountain in West AsiaMount Damavand - AmolMazandaran is located in the range.

Breath

Breath

Shirin

Shirin

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

"Nasaji-Khoy"

Fog

Fog

Fog is a collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

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Green House

Green House

Aras River

Aras River

The Aras River, also known as Araks (Armenian: Արաքս), Yeraskh (Երասխ), Araxes (Greek: ράξης), Aras (in TurkishKurdish and Persian: ارس‎), Araz (in Azerbaijani), Aras a river located in and along the countries of TurkeyArmeniaAzerbaijan, and Iran. Its total length is 1,072 kilometers (666 mi). Given its length and a basin that covers an area of 102,000 km², it is one of the largest rivers of the Caucasus.

Road-Trip

Road-Trip

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Truffle Hunting

Truffle Hunting

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Truffle Hunting

Truffle Hunting

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Rainbows and Truffles

Rainbows and Truffles

Khoy is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Pol-e Havâi

Pol-e Havâi

The western railway extension links to Turkey at the RaziKapıköy border. A northern connection to Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, and Russia has a bogie-changing station at the border at Jolfa. The southern routes connect Tehran to the Persian Gulf ports of Bandar Imam and Bandar Abbas. A line to the Caspian Sea ends at the terminal of Amir Abad and at Bandar Torkaman, and is part of a North-South corridor to Russia and Scandinavia. The north-east corridor connects Mashad and continues further to the bogie-changing station at Sarakh. For the landlocked countries of TurkmenistanUzbekistan,TajikistanKyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan; this line provides access to the sea. A recent connection from Mashad to Bafqh has significantly shortened access to the port city of Bandar Abbas.

Up Above

Up Above

Saint Stepanos Monastery

Saint Stepanos Monastery

The St. Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras river on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran.

St. Stepanos Monastery

St. Stepanos Monastery

The St. Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras river on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran.

St. Stepanos Monastery

St. Stepanos Monastery

The St. Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras river on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran.

St. Stepanos Monastery

St. Stepanos Monastery

The St. Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Aras river on the Iranian side of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran.

Tomb of Shams-e-Tabrizi

Tomb of Shams-e-Tabrizi

Shams-i-Tabrīzī or Shams al-Din Mohammad (1185–1248) is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams-i Tabrīzī was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tomb of Shams Tabrizi

Tomb of Shams Tabrizi

You are the bait and the trap
You are the path and the map
While in search I remain
You are poison and the sweet
You are defeated and defeat
Sword in hand I remain
You are the wood and the saw
You are cooked, and are raw
While in a pot I remain
You are sunshine and the fog
You are water and the jug
While thirsty I remain
Sweet fragrance of Shams is
The joy and pride of Tabriz
Perfume trader I remain.
 

Hello

Hello

Tomb of Shams-e-Tabrizi

Tomb of Shams-e-Tabrizi

Shams-i-Tabrīzī or Shams al-Din Mohammad (1185–1248) is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams-i Tabrīzī was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tomb of Shams Tabrizi

Tomb of Shams Tabrizi

Shams-i-Tabrīzī or Shams al-Din Mohammad (1185–1248) is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams-i Tabrīzī was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walk

Walk

Bread

Bread

Bread

Bread

Bread Man

Bread Man

Boy

Boy

Boys

Boys

This

This

Shiraz

Shiraz

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht ​

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht ​

The "Cube of Zoroaster," is a 5th century B.C.E. Achaemenid-era tower-like construction at Naqsh-e Rustam, an archaeological site just northwest of PersepolisIran. This enigmatic structure is one of many surviving examples of the Achaemenid architectural design.

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht

he "Cube of Zoroaster," is a 5th century B.C.E. Achaemenid-era tower-like construction at Naqsh-e Rustam, an archaeological site just northwest of PersepolisIran.This enigmatic structure is one of many surviving examples of the Achaemenid architectural design.

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht

Ka'ba-ye Zartosht

The "Cube of Zoroaster," is a 5th century B.C.E. Achaemenid-era tower-like construction at Naqsh-e Rustam, an archaeological site just northwest of PersepolisIran. This enigmatic structure is one of many surviving examples of the Achaemenid architectural design.

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius I (Darius the Great) is one of the four tombs of Achaemenid kings at the historical site of Naqsh-e Rustam located about 12 km northwest of PersepolisIran. They are all at a considerable height above the ground. One of the tombs is explicitly identified by an accompanying inscription to be the tomb of Darius I (c. 522–486 BC). The other three tombs are believed to be those of Xerxes I (c. 486–465 BC)Artaxerxes I (c. 465–424 BC), and Darius II (c. 423–404 BC). The fifth tomb might be that of Artaxerxes III, who reigned at the longest two years, but is more likely belonged to the last Achaemenid king, Darius III (c. 336–330 BC). The tombs were looted following the conquest of the Achaemenid empire by Alexander the Great.

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius I is one of the four tombs of Achaemenid kings at the historical site of Naqsh-e Rustam located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, Iran. They are all at a considerable height above the ground.

Naqsh-e Rustam

Naqsh-e Rustam

Naqsh-e Rustam is an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in the Fars Province of Iran. It lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab. The oldest relief at Naqsh-i Rustam is severely damaged and dates to c. 1000 BC.

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius I (Darius the Great) is one of the four tombs of Achaemenid kings at the historical site of Naqsh-e Rustam located about 12 km northwest of PersepolisIran. They are all at a considerable height above the ground. One of the tombs is explicitly identified by an accompanying inscription to be the tomb of Darius I (c. 522–486 BC). The other three tombs are believed to be those of Xerxes I (c. 486–465 BC), Artaxerxes I (c. 465–424 BC), and Darius II (c. 423–404 BC). The fifth tomb might be that of Artaxerxes III, who reigned at the longest two years, but is more likely belonged to the last Achaemenid king, Darius III (c. 336–330 BC). The tombs were looted following the conquest of the Achaemenid empire byAlexander the Great.

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius I (Darius the Great) is one of the four tombs of Achaemenid kings at the historical site of Naqsh-e Rustam located about 12 km northwest of PersepolisIran. They are all at a considerable height above the ground. One of the tombs is explicitly identified by an accompanying inscription to be the tomb of Darius I (c. 522–486 BC). The other three tombs are believed to be those of Xerxes I (c. 486–465 BC), Artaxerxes I (c. 465–424 BC), and Darius II (c. 423–404 BC). The fifth tomb might be that of Artaxerxes III, who reigned at the longest two years, but is more likely belonged to the last Achaemenid king, Darius III (c. 336–330 BC). The tombs were looted following the conquest of the Achaemenid empire byAlexander the Great.

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius I (Darius the Great) is one of the four tombs of Achaemenid kings at the historical site of Naqsh-e Rustam located about 12 km northwest of PersepolisIran. They are all at a considerable height above the ground. One of the tombs is explicitly identified by an accompanying inscription to be the tomb of Darius I (c. 522–486 BC). The other three tombs are believed to be those of Xerxes I (c. 486–465 BC), Artaxerxes I (c. 465–424 BC), and Darius II (c. 423–404 BC). The fifth tomb might be that of Artaxerxes III, who reigned at the longest two years, but is more likely belonged to the last Achaemenid king, Darius III (c. 336–330 BC). The tombs were looted following the conquest of the Achaemenid empire byAlexander the Great.

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius

Tomb of Darius I (Darius the Great) is one of the four tombs of Achaemenid kings at the historical site of Naqsh-e Rustam located about 12 km northwest of PersepolisIran. They are all at a considerable height above the ground. One of the tombs is explicitly identified by an accompanying inscription to be the tomb of Darius I (c. 522–486 BC). The other three tombs are believed to be those of Xerxes I (c. 486–465 BC), Artaxerxes I (c. 465–424 BC), and Darius II (c. 423–404 BC). The fifth tomb might be that of Artaxerxes III, who reigned at the longest two years, but is more likely belonged to the last Achaemenid king, Darius III (c. 336–330 BC). The tombs were looted following the conquest of the Achaemenid empire byAlexander the Great.

The Wild

The Wild

The Bee

The Bee

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Linear

Tomb of Cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus

Pasargadae, the capital of Cyrus the Great and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, located in the city of Shiraz and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Tomb of Cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus

Pasargadae, the capital of Cyrus the Great and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, located in the city of Shiraz and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Tomb of Cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus

Pasargadae, the capital of Cyrus the Great and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia, located in the city of Shiraz and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Markus

Markus

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Tomb of Cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus

The Tomb of Cyrus is the burial place of Cyrus the Great of Persia. The tomb is located in Iran, at the Pasargadae World Heritage Site. It has six broad steps leading to the sepulchre, the chamber of which measures 3.17 m long by 2.11 m wide by 2.11 m high and has a low and narrow entrance. Though there is no firm evidence identifying the tomb as that of Cyrus, Greek historians tell that Alexander III of Macedon believed it was. When Alexander looted and destroyed Persepolis, he paid a visit to the tomb of Cyrus. Arrian, writing in the second century of the common era, recorded that Alexander commanded Aristobulus, one of his warriors, to enter the monument. Inside he found a golden bed, a table set with drinking vessels, a gold coffin, some ornaments studded with precious stones and an inscription on the tomb. No trace of any such inscription survives, and there is considerable disagreement to the exact wording of the text. Strabo reports that it read: O man, whoever thou art, from wheresoever thou cometh, for I know you shall come, I am Cyrus, who founded the empire of the Persians. Grudge me not, therefore, this little earth that covers my body.

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Tomb of Cyrus

Tomb of Cyrus

The Tomb of Cyrus is the burial place of Cyrus the Great of Persia. The tomb is located in Iran, at the Pasargadae World Heritage Site. It has six broad steps leading to the sepulchre, the chamber of which measures 3.17 m long by 2.11 m wide by 2.11 m high and has a low and narrow entrance. Though there is no firm evidence identifying the tomb as that of Cyrus, Greek historians tell that Alexander III of Macedon believed it was. When Alexander looted and destroyed Persepolis, he paid a visit to the tomb of Cyrus. Arrian, writing in the second century of the common era, recorded that Alexander commanded Aristobulus, one of his warriors, to enter the monument. Inside he found a golden bed, a table set with drinking vessels, a gold coffin, some ornaments studded with precious stones and an inscription on the tomb. No trace of any such inscription survives, and there is considerable disagreement to the exact wording of the text. Strabo reports that it read: O man, whoever thou art, from wheresoever thou cometh, for I know you shall come, I am Cyrus, who founded the empire of the Persians. Grudge me not, therefore, this little earth that covers my body.

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Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

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Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Ruins

Ruins

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis, also spelled Perspolis, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Daryache Namak

Daryache Namak

Daryache Namak is a salt lake in Iran. It is located approximately 100 km (62 mi) east of the City of Qom at an elevation of 790 metres (2,590 ft) above sea level. The lake has a surface area of about 1800 km², but most of this is dry. Water only covers 1 km². The lake only reaches a depth between 45 centimetres to 1 metre. The most important water supply is the river Qom.

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keyhole

Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan. At the 2006 census, the population was 423,006, in 114,716 families.

Mad Men

Mad Men

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Gol-e-Maryam

Gol-e-Maryam

Yazd

Yazd

Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan. At the 2006 census, the population was 423,006, in 114,716 families.

Yazd

Yazd

Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan. At the 2006 census, the population was 423,006, in 114,716 families.

Alam

Alam

Alam means "flag" or "sign" in Arabic. In Egypt, it may refer to a stone heap set up to mark a path in the desert.

'Alam is also of spiritual significance for the Twelver Shia Muslims. Though all Shias including those of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Syria carry 'Alams in their processions in Ashura, the ones in India and Pakistan are specifically of a different kind and have more of a spiritual significance. An Alam with a "Panja" on top of it is considered to be a religious flag of Islam, and it is said to be carried by the Prophet Muhammed, Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Abbas ibn Ali during battles or expeditions. The battle of Karbala further glorifies its importance. An Alam is usually seen during Muharram processions and at designated sites in Shia Mosques.

The Girl

The Girl

Truth behind her smile 

Dasht-e-Lut

Dasht-e-Lut

Dasht-e-Lut or Lut-Desert, is a vast salt desert at south-eastern part of Kerman, Iran. It is the world's 25th largest desert, known to be one of the world's most driest places.The surface of the sand has been measured at temperatures as high as 70.7°C (159°F).

Dasht-e-Lut

Dasht-e-Lut

Dasht-e-Lut or Lut-Desert, is a vast salt desert at south-eastern part of Kerman, Iran. It is the world's 25th largest desert, known to be one of the world's most driest places.The surface of the sand has been measured at temperatures as high as 70.7°C (159°F).

Dasht-e-Lut

Dasht-e-Lut

Dasht-e-Lut or Lut-Desert, is a vast salt desert at south-eastern part of Kerman, Iran. It is the world's 25th largest desert, known to be one of the world's most driest places.The surface of the sand has been measured at temperatures as high as 70.7°C (159°F).

Reza Shah

Reza Shah

Only two bronze boots remain from a statue of Rezā Shāh, father of the last shah, outside the White Palace in the Sa'dabad Palace in Tehran.

Sa'dabad Palace

Sa'dabad Palace

The Saadabad Palace is a palace built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran and currently official residence of the President of Iran. The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century. 

Sa'ad-abad Palace

Sa'ad-abad Palace

The Saadabad Palace is a palace built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran and currently official residence of the President of Iran. The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century.

Sa'adabad Palace

Sa'adabad Palace

The Saadabad Palace is a palace built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran and currently official residence of the President of Iran. The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century.

Sa'adabad Palace

Sa'adabad Palace

The Saadabad Palace is a palace built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran and currently official residence of the President of Iran. The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century.

Hossein Behzad

Hossein Behzad

Hossein Behzad (1894 – 13 October 1968) was a prominent painter from TehranIranIn his honour, the "Behzad Museum" at Sa'd Abad Palace which is open to public, holds some of his greatest pieces.

Sa'dabad Palace

Sa'dabad Palace

The Green Palace
It is known to be the first palace built in the entire complex during Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah's order. The building is called green palace because of the colour of its facade. The palace is now a museum showcasing the work of persian mirror marquetry, carpets, and illumination and plaster work. It was served as Mohammad Reza's private residency. The Green palace was built from 1922 to 1928 by Jafar Kashani.

Sa'dabad Palace

Sa'dabad Palace

The Green Palace
It is known to be the first palace built in the entire complex during Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah's order. The building is called green palace because of the colour of its facade. The palace is now a museum showcasing the work of persian mirror marquetry, carpets, and illumination and plaster work. It was served as Mohammad Reza's private residencyThe Green palace was built from 1922 to 1928 by Jafar Kashani.

 

Sa'adabad Palace

Sa'adabad Palace

The Green Palace
It is known to be the first palace built in the entire complex during Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah's order. The building is called green palace because of the colour of its facade. The palace is now a museum showcasing the work of persian mirror marquetry, carpets, and illumination and plaster work. It was served as Mohammad Reza's private residency. The Green palace was built from 1922 to 1928 by Jafar Kashani.

Sa'adabad Palace

Sa'adabad Palace

The Green Palace
It is known to be the first palace built in the entire complex during Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah's order. The building is called green palace because of the colour of its facade. The palace is now a museum showcasing the work of persian mirror marquetry, carpets, and illumination and plaster work. It was served as Mohammad Reza's private residency. The Green palace was built from 1922 to 1928 by Jafar Kashani.

Hammam-e-Vakil

Hammam-e-Vakil

The Vakil Bath is an old public bath in ShirazIran. It was a part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand's reign, which includes Arg of Karim KhanVakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and many administrative buildings.

Tomb of Hafez

Tomb of Hafez

The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of ShirazIran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The open pavilion structures are situated in the Musalla Gardens on the north bank of a seasonal river and house the marble tomb of Hafez. The present buildings, built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the most well-known of which was built in 1773. The tomb, its gardens, and the surrounding memorials to other great figures are a focus of tourism in Shiraz.

Tomb of Hafez

Tomb of Hafez

The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of ShirazIran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The open pavilion structures are situated in the Musalla Gardens on the north bank of a seasonal river and house the marble tomb of Hafez. The present buildings, built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the most well-known of which was built in 1773. The tomb, its gardens, and the surrounding memorials to other great figures are a focus of tourism in Shiraz.

Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque

Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque

The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque or Pink Mosque is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place. The mosque was built during the Qājār era in 1881, and is still in use under protection by Nasir al Mulk's Endowment Foundation.

Nasir-ol Molk

Nasir-ol Molk

The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque or Pink Mosque is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place. The mosque was built during the Qājār era in 1881, and is still in use under protection by Nasir al Mulk's Endowment Foundation.

Bāgh-e Eram

Bāgh-e Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Qavam House

Qavam House

Qavam House, also widely known as "Narenjestan e Ghavam" is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz, Iran. It is set within the Persian gardens of Eram GardenIt was built between 1879 and 1886 by Mirza Ibrahim Khan. The Qavam family were merchants originally from Qazvin. But they soon became active in the government during the Zand dynasty, followed by the Qajar, and Pahlavi dynasty as well. The Qavam "Naranjestan" preserves the elegance and refinement enjoyed by the upper-class families during the 19th century. The paintings on the low ceilings of the house are inspired by Victorian era Europe.

Bāgh-e Eram

Bāgh-e Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

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Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Old Friends

Old Friends

Isfahan, historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometres south of Tehran.

Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square "Image of the World Square", known as Imam Square (میدان امام), formerly known as Shah Square (میدان شاه), is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and at the northern side Keisaria gate opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Today, Namaaz-e Jom'eh (the Muslim Friday prayer) is held in the Shah Mosque.

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square "Image of the World Square", known as Imam Square (میدان امام), formerly known as Shah Square (میدان شاه), is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and at the northern side Keisaria gate opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Today, Namaaz-e Jom'eh (the Muslim Friday prayer) is held in the Shah Mosque.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square "Image of the World Square", known as Imam Square (میدان امام), formerly known as Shah Square (میدان شاه), is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and at the northern side Keisaria gate opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Today, Namaaz-e Jom'eh (the Muslim Friday prayer) is held in the Shah Mosque.

The Vank Cathedral

The Vank Cathedral

Holy Savior Cathedral [ArmenianՍուրբ Ամենափրկիչ ՎանքSurp Amenaprgich VankPersianکلیسای وانک or آمنا پرکیج, Kelisa-ye Vank or Amenapergich‎;] also known as Vank Cathedral and The Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral in Isfahan, IranVank means "monastery" or "convent" in the Armenian language.

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral was one of the first churches to be established in the city's Jolfa district by Armenian deportees settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605. The varying fortunes and independence of this suburb across the Zayandeh rood and its eclectic mix of European missionaries, mercenaries and travelers can be traced almost chronologically in the cathedral's combination of building styles and contrasts in its external and internal architectural treatment. Construction is believed to have begun in 1606, and completed with major alterations to design between 1655 and 1664 under the supervision of Archbishop David. The cathedral consists of a domed sanctuary, much like a Persian mosque, but with the significant addition of a semi-octagonal apse and raised chancel usually seen in western churches. The cathedral's exteriors are in relatively modern brickwork and are exceptionally plain compared to its elaborately decorated interior.

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral

The Cathedral's courtyard contains a large freestanding belfry towering over the graves of both Orthodox and Protestant Christians. A tile work plaque inscribed in Armenian can be seen by the entrance to the cathedral; graves are also placed along the exterior wall before the entrance, with inscriptions in Armenian. In one corner of the courtyard is a raised area with a memorial to the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Turkey. Across the courtyard and facing the cathedral is a building housing a library and museum; outside of this building are several carved stones showing scenes from the Bible

Dome of Nizam al-Mulk

Dome of Nizam al-Mulk

Abu Ali Hasan ibn Ali Tusi (April 10, 1018 – October 14, 1092), better known by his honorific title of Nizam al-Mulk (Persianنظام‌الملک‎, "Order of the Realm") was a Persian[1][2]scholar and vizier of the Seljuq Empire. He held near absolute power for 20 years after the assassination of Alp Arslan in 1072.

Tail

Tail

Within a relatively short driving distance from Shiraz are the ruins of PersepolisBishapurPasargadae, and Firouzabad. At Naqsh-e Rustam can be found the tombs of the Achaemenid kings as well as the Ka'ba-ye Zartosht, which has been thought to be either a Zoroastrian fire temple or possibly even the true tomb of Cyrus the GreatMaharloo Lake is a popular breeding ground for various bird species.

The Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān

The Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān

The Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān [ مسجد جامع اصفهان‎ – Masjid-e-Jāmeh Isfahān] is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Isfahān city, within Isfahān ProvinceIran. The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century. The Grand Bazaar of Isfahan can be found towards the southeast wing of the mosque. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.

 

 

Bagh-e-Eram

Bagh-e-Eram

Bāgh-e Eram باغ ارم‎ [Eram Garden] is a historic Persian garden in ShirazIran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Iram" meaning heaven in the Qur'an. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." The garden, and the Qavam House within it, are located on the northern shore of the Khoshk river in the Fars province.

Feathers

Feathers

Within a relatively short driving distance from Shiraz are the ruins of PersepolisBishapurPasargadae, and Firouzabad. At Naqsh-e Rustam can be found the tombs of the Achaemenid kings as well as the Ka'ba-ye Zartosht, which has been thought to be either a Zoroastrian fire temple or possibly even the true tomb of Cyrus the GreatMaharloo Lake is a popular breeding ground for various bird species.

Red, Green and Blue

Red, Green and Blue

Within a relatively short driving distance from Shiraz are the ruins of PersepolisBishapurPasargadae, and Firouzabad. At Naqsh-e Rustam can be found the tombs of the Achaemenid kings as well as the Ka'ba-ye Zartosht, which has been thought to be either a Zoroastrian fire temple or possibly even the true tomb of Cyrus the GreatMaharloo Lake is a popular breeding ground for various bird species.

Flowers

Flowers

Maku is a city in the West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 41,865, in 10,428 families. It is situated 22 kilometres from the Turkish border in a mountain gorge at an altitude of 1634 metres.

Khoy

Khoy

Cotton

Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.

Cotton

Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textilessewingcrocheting,knittingweavingembroidery, and ropemakingThread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textilessewingcrocheting,knittingweavingembroidery, and ropemakingThread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.

Thread

Thread

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Textile Mill

Akbar Mashti

Akbar Mashti

Akbar Mashti became famous for his ice cream in the 1950s and today his son continues to sell what he modestly describes as ‘the most famous ice cream in Iran and the world’. Try the pistachio bastani (US$1.50) and you’ll probably agree. It’s next to Bank Melli, about 150m east of Tajrish Sq.

Akbar Mashti

Akbar Mashti

Akbar Mashti became famous for his ice cream in the 1950s and today his son continues to sell what he modestly describes as ‘the most famous ice cream in Iran and the world’. Try the pistachio bastani (US$1.50) and you’ll probably agree. It’s next to Bank Melli, about 150m east of Tajrish Sq.
 

Rapid Transit

Rapid Transit

The Tehran Metro is a rapid transit system serving Tehran, the capital of Iran. The system consists of four operational lines, with construction begun on a further two lines in 2007.
The line uses standard gauge and is partly underground. Ticket price is 4500 IRR for each journey (about USD 0.20), regardless of the distance travelled. Seniors may travel for free on the metro. On all Tehran metro trains the first, half of the second, last, and half of the next-to-last carriages are reserved for women who do not wish to ride with men in the same car. Women can still ride other cars freely. 
The Tehran Metro carries more than 2 million passengers a day. In 2010, 480 million trips were made on Tehran Metro.

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Throughout its history, in addition to shops the Grand bazaar has contained banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses.

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Throughout its history, in addition to shops the Grand bazaar has contained banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses.

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Throughout its history, in addition to shops the Grand bazaar has contained banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses.

Drowsy

Drowsy

Nami Nazar

Nami Nazar

Vahdat Hall or Talar-e Vahdat is an opera house in Tehran, Iran. Architect Aftandilian designed the building, partly modelled after the Vienna State Opera. Prior to 1979 it was known as Talar-e Rudaki.

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Vahdat Hall or Talar-e Vahdat is an opera house in Tehran, Iran. Architect Aftandilian designed the building, partly modelled after the Vienna State Opera. Prior to 1979 it was known as Talar-e Rudaki.

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Vahdat Hall or Talar-e Vahdat is an opera house in Tehran, Iran. Architect Aftandilian designed the building, partly modelled after the Vienna State Opera. Prior to 1979 it was known as Talar-e Rudaki.

Linear Blocks

Linear Blocks

The National Museum of Iran is a museum in Tehran, Iran. It is the combination of two museums, the old Muze-ye Irân-e Bâstân, and the modernistic white travertine National Arts Museum, inaugurated in 1972.

Bokan

Bokan

Niavaran is a district in the north of Tehran foothills. Bordering leafy, uphill-winding Darband Street, it can be reached from Tajrish Square, and is close to Darabad at the far north-eastern corner of Greater Tehran.

Knock On Wood

Knock On Wood

The National Museum of Iran is a museum in Tehran, Iran. It is the combination of two museums, the old Muze-ye Irân-e Bâstân, and the modernistic white travertine National Arts Museum, inaugurated in 1972.

Rewind

Rewind

The National Museum of Iran is a museum in Tehran, Iran. It is the combination of two museums, the old Muze-ye Irân-e Bâstân, and the modernistic white travertine National Arts Museum, inaugurated in 1972.