Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Masjed-e Jame Abbasi (Shah). Isfahan

The Crown Jewel in the Naghs-e Jahan Square was the Masjed-e Shah, which would replace the much older Jameh Mosque in conducting the Friday prayers. To achieve this, the Shah Mosque was constructed not only with vision of grandeur, having the largest dome in the city, but Shaykh Bahai also planned the construction of a religious school and a winter-mosque clamped at either side of it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Entrance of the city of Shiraz

It is located at the northeastern entrance of the city of Shiraz , on the way to Marvdasht and Isfahan , between Baba Kouhi and Chehel Magham Mountains near Allah-O-Akbar Gorge.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shiraz (Grand Hotel) - Iran

A big hotel is located at the northeastern entrance of the city, on the way to Marvdasht and Isfahan, between Baba Kouhi and Chehel Magham Mountains near Quran Gate.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Qeysarriyeh Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is a structure in Isfahan, Iran, also known as "Qeysarriyeh Bazaar" (in Persian: بازار قيصريه).

It was originally constructed during the 11th century, in the southeast wing of Jame Mosque and Kohne Square but various arcades and rooms were later added to it. The present remnant dates from the Safavid period, during which the Qaysariya Bazaar was built in the north wing of Naqshe Jahan Square , and was developed as a subtitute for Kohneh Square .

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ali Qapu

The Golden Age of Isfahan arrived in the 16th century under Shah Abbas the great .(1587–1629), who conquered it and made it the new capital of the Safavid dynasty. During the reign of Shah Abbas I, who unified Persia, Isfahan reached its pinnacle. Isfahan had parks, libraries and mosques that amazed Europeans.
Ali Qapu is located on the western side of the Naghshe Jahan Square opposite toSheikh Lotfolah mosque , and had been originally designed as a vast portal. It is forty-eight meters high and there are seven floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. In the sixth floor music room, deep circular niches are found in the walls, having not only aesthetic value, but also acoustic.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Masouleh Village - Iran

Masouleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Masouleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only village in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply wouldn't make it possible for vehicles to enter.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Eram Garden, Shiraz - Iran

Eram Garden (New Persian:Bagh-e Eram) is a historic Persian garden in Shiraz, Iran. Eram is the Persianized version of the Arabic word "Eram" meaning heaven in the Muslim's book of Koran. Eram Garden therefore is so called for its beauties and aesthetic attractions resembling "heaven." This garden is located on the northern shore of the Kushk river in the Fars province. Both pavilion and the garden are built during the middle of nineteenth cenutry by the Ilkhanate or a paramount chief of the Qashqai tribes of Pars.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Masuleh Village north of Iran

Masuleh is a breathtakingly beautiful village where streets are built on top of the roofs of the houses below.
Of course, it is impossible to enter Masuleh with a car. Maybe this is the reason why the original atmosphere of the villages has survived.

Monday, March 14, 2011

pigeon tower of Nahjir Village in Isfahan

An abandoned tower shows a typically honeycombed interior that could house 5000 to 7000 pigeons. To the birds, the towers offered refuge from nocturnal predators. A17th-century traveler estimated there were more than 3000 pigeon towers near Isfahan, and today some 250 to 300 survive in various states of decay.