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The Magic of Persia
A Journey Through Iran
October/November 2018

by
Willie Gall

Follow links to each Part for further pictures and details.


Part 1 Tehran, Dezful, Shush and Shushtar

Tehran

Tabiat Bridge

Tabiat Bridge.

Tabiat Bridge


Dezful

Water Supply

Water Supply Access Steps.

Hamam

Restored Hamam.

Watermills

Watermills.

Watermills


Shush

Tomb of Daniel

Tomb of Daniel.

Column Capital from Darisus' Apanada.

Chateau de Morgan.


Choqa Zanbil

Choqa Zanbil

Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat.

Choqa Zanbil

Choqa Zanbil

Cuneiform Inscribed Bricks.


Shushtar

Shushtar

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

Shushtar

Tabib Traditional Hotel.

Shushtar

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

Shushtar

Shushtar

Band-e Lashkar and Imamzade Abdullah.

Shushtar

Shrine of Baraa ibn Malik al-Ansari.


Part 2 Tehran

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

Khalvat-e Karim Khani (Karim Khan Nook).

Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace

The Main Halls.

Golestan Palace

Talar-e Berelien (Hall of Brilliance).

Golestan Palace

Shams-al Emarat (Edifice of the Sun).

Golestan Palace

Emarat-e Badgir (Building of the Wind Towers).

Golestan Palace


Tehran Museums etc.

Tehran

Sadar-e Bagh-e Melli.

Tehran

Borj-e Azadi.


Part 3 Kandovan, Aras River Valley and Tabriz

Kandovan

Kandovan

Kandovan Troglodyte Village.

Kandovan

Kandovan


Aras River Valley

Aras Valley

Aras River Valley with Azerbaijan on Opposite Bank.

St Stephanos

St Stephanos Church.

St Stephanos

St Stephanos

St Stephanos

St Stephanos

St Stephanos


Tabriz

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque


Tabriz Bazaar

Tabriz Bazaar

Tabriz Bazaar

Tabriz Bazaar

Tabriz Bazaar


Part 4 Qom, Kashan and Abyaneh

Qom

Hazrat-e Masumeh.


Kashan

Kashan

Bagh-e Fin.

Khan-e Tabatabaei

Khan-e Tabatabaei.

Khan-e Tabatabaei

Kashan

Masjed-e Agha Borzog.


Abyaneh

Abyaneh

Hanjan Castle.

Abyaneh

Mud-brick Buildings of Abyaneh.

Abyaneh

Abyaneh

Abyaneh

Ehsan Relaxes.


Part 5 Esfahan - Si-o-Seh Pol and Maydan-e Naqsh-e Jahan

Si-o-Seh Pol

Si-o-Seh Pol.

Si-o-Seh Pol


Maydan-e Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam Square)

Imam Square

Tourist Transport and Qeysarieh Portal.

Imam Square

Masjed-e Imam and Kakh-e Ali Qapu.

Imam Square

Qeysarieh Portal

Qeysarieh Portal.

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfallah.

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

Tiling in Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfallah.

Ali Qapu Palace

Kakh-e Ali Qapu.

Ali Qapu Palace


Part 6 Esfahan - Masjed-e Imam

Masjed-e Imam

Inner Courtyard.

Masjed-e Imam

Tiling in Main Sanctuary.

Masjed-e Imam

Minaret.

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Part 7 Esfahan - Kakh-e Chehel Sotun, New Jolfa, etc.

Kakh-e Chehel Sotun

Chehel Sotun

Chehel Sotun

Chehel Sotun


Zayandeh Bridges

Khaju Bridge

Pol-e Khaju.

Chubi Bridge

Pol-e Chubi.


New Jolfa

Vank Cathedral

Kelisa-ye Vank (Vank Cathedral).

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral

Bethlehem Church

Bethlehem Church.

Bethlehem Church


Western Esfahan

Shaking Minarets

Shaking Minarets.

Ateshkadeh

Ateshkadeh-ye Esfahan.


Part 8 Esfahan - Masjed-e Jameh and Bazaar

Masjed-e Jameh

Masjed-e Jameh

Masjed-e Jameh

Mihrab and Mimbar.

Masjed-e Jameh

Brickwork.

Masjed-e Jameh


Bazaar

Ali Mosque

Ali Mosque.

Malek Timcheh

Malek Timcheh.


Imam Square at Sunset

Imam Square

Masjed-e Imam

Masjed-e Imam.


Part 9 Na'in and Meybod

Na'in

Na'in

Masjed-e Jameh.

Na'in


Meybod

Meybod

Meybod Yakhchal (Icehouse).

Meybod

Narin Castle.

Meybod

Meybod

Meybod

Pigeon Tower.

Meybod


Part 10 Yazd

Yazd

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence.

Yazd

Yazd

Yazd Skyline.

Yazd

Yazd

A Toast with Doogh, the Local Yoghurt Drink.


Part 11 Pasargadae, Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam

Pasargadae

Pasargadae

Tomb of Cyrus.

Pasargadae


Persepolis

Persepolis

Gate of All Nations.

Persepolis

Griffin Capital.

Persepolis

Relief Carvings.

Persepolis


Naqsh-e Rostam

Naqsh-e Rostam

Tombs of Achaemenid Kings.


Part 12 Shiraz

Shiraz

Arg-e-Karim-Khan.


Masjid-e Nasir-al-Molk (Pink Mosque)

Pink Mosque

Pink Mosque

Pink Mosque


Bagh-e Naranjestan and Naranjestan-e Ghavam Pavilion

Naranjestan

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Naranjestan


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Part 13 Qazvin and Alborz Mountains

Qazvin

Qazvin

Sa'd al Saltaneh Caravanserai.


Alborz Mountains

Alborz Mountains

Mountain Village.

Alborz Mountains

Shahrud River and Paddy Fields at Rajayi Dasht.

Alborz Mountains

Zarabad Road.

Alborz Mountains

Evan Lake.

Alborz Mountains

Alamut.


Part 14 Masuleh and Qal'eh Rudkhan

Masuleh

Masuleh

Masuleh

Masuleh

Masuleh

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Qal'eh Rudkhan

Qaleh Rudkhan

Qaleh Rudkhan

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This trip was organised by the awesome Zohreh Majidian of;

Magic Carpet

Croydon CTC

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