IRAN October 2016

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Teheran: Golestan palace
of the shahs (kings)
 
Teheran:
Golestan palace 18th-19th century
 
Teheran: nowadays
a daring picture in this country
 
near Teheran: 'green'
summer palace outside the city
 
near Teheran: remaines of
destroyed statue of last shah Reza
 
near Teheran: dining room
in 'white' summer palace
 
Teheran: wall painting on
former American embassy
 
Teheran: nowadays
no one pays attention
 
Teheran:
street vendor
 
Qom: islamitic sanctuary,
first courtyard
 
Qom:
minarets and golden dome
 
Qom: mausoleum of sister
of one of the first imams
 
Qom:
third courtyard of the complex
 
Qom:
making a phone call on the roof
 
Qom:
a minaret
 
Qom:
dome, inside
 
Kashan: Fin garden,
typically Persian garden
 
Kashan:
pavillion in the garden
 
Kashan:
former merchant house
 
Kashan:
room in merchant house
 
Abyaneh:
2500 year old mountain village
 
Abyaneh:
mountain village
 
Abyaneh:
mountain village
 
Abyaneh:
mountain village
 
Abyaneh:
mausoleum of a imam
 
Abyaneh:
courtyard of mausoleum
 
Abyaneh:
regional costume
 
Abyaneh:
ruins of a house
 
Esfahan:imam square,
second-largest square on earth
 
Esfahan:
Ali Qapu palace of the shahs
 
Esfahan:
Ali Qapu palace, 400 years old
 
Esfahan:
music room in palace
 
Esfahan: imam mosque,
view from palace terrace
 
Esfahan: courtyard of
imam-, former shah mosque
 
Esfahan:
dome, inside
 
Esfahan:
sheikh Lotfollah mosque
 
Esfahan:
inside the Lotfollah mosque
 
Esfahan:
Lotfollah mosque, dome inside
 
Esfahan:
modern Iranian family
 
Esfahan: traditonal woman
with child in fashionable clothes
 
Esfahan:
Chehel Sotun palace and garden
 
Esfahan: paintings of humans,
permitted in shiite islam
 
Esfahan:
the back of the palace
 
Esfahan:
a passage from the Koran
 
Esfahan:
Friday mosque: courtyard
 
Esfahan:
special decorations in relief
 
Esfahan: 12th century section of the mosque
 
Esfahan:
special masonry
 
Esfahan:
shopping in the bazaar
 
Esfahan:
former pigeon tower
 
Esfahan: on top of the tower,
used for collecting dungeon
 
Esfahan:
Armenian quarter
 
Esfahan:
Armenian church from 1655
 
Esfahan: fresco
'last judgement' in the church
 
Esfahan: bridge from 1602
over dry river-bed
 
Esfahan:
young and old on the bridge
 
Na'in:
Narin castle from 200, maybe older
 
Na'in:
Narin castle
 
Na'in:
town, view from the castle
 
Na'in:
water basins and cooling towers
 
Na'in:
old, decayed houses
 
Na'in: friday mosque,
built from the 8th century on
 
Na'in:
mosque-goers after the service
 
Na'in: pulpit with
wood marquetry, 700 years old
 
Yazd: fire temple of the
old zoroastrian religion
 
Yazd: on the hills
zoroastrian towers of silence
 
Yazd: on the tower dead
bodies were disposed to vultures
 
Yazd:
view from tower on the town
 
Yazd: mosque in the bazaar
and wind(cooling)tower
 
Yazd:
friday mosque from 15th century
 
Yazd:
prayer niche in mosque
 
Yazd:
Amir Chakhmaq mosque
 
Zein-o-din:
landscape
 
Zein-o-din:
caravanserai 400 years old
 
Zein-o-din:
courtyard of caravanserai
 
Zein-o-din:
cabinets containing beds
 
Mahan: mausoleum
of shah/poet/Soefi Vali
 
Mahan: mausoleum,
one of the courtyards
 
Mahan: mausoleum,
one of the courtyards
 
Mahan:
Persian garden from 1873
 
Kerman:
caravanserai in the bazaar
 
Kerman:
herbs shop in the bazaar
 
Kerman:
shoe shop in the bazaar
 
Kerman:
clothes shop in the bazaar
 
Persepolis: gate of the
complex, 2500 years old
 
Persepolis: palace Apadana,
audience hall of the kings
 
Persepolis: relief of
king on his throne and soldiers
 
Persepolis:
relief of lion attacking a bull
 
Persepolis:
relief of soldiers
 
Persepolis: Persians
and Medes (wearing bowler hats)
 
Persepolis: Assyrians with
rams (gift for the king)
 
Persepolis: Ethiopians
with giraffe (shortened neck)
 
Persepolis:
current inhabitant
 
Naqsh-e Rostam:
rock tombs of the kings
 
Naqsh-e Rostam:
reliefs of battle
 
Naqsh-e Rostam:
flowers on dry soil
 
Shiraz: tomb
of the poet Hafez
 
Shiraz:
dome, inside
 
Shiraz:
garden of the tomb
 
Shiraz:
mausoleum of emir Ali
 
Shiraz: in the mausoleum
small mirrors
 
Shiraz: in the mausoleum
modern clock
 
Shiraz: in the mausoleum
children on the pulpit
 
Shiraz:
Eram (paradise) garden
 
Shiraz: hamam
(bathhouse) of the Vakil bazaar
 
Shiraz:
mosque of te Vakil bazaar
 
Shiraz:
citadel from 18th century
 
Shiraz:
tower of the citadel
 

Kees Hiddinga. Copying only with permission.

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