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Iran

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Mashhad

Sunday, 4 Apr 2010 | Views [304]

Mashhad, like Karbala and Najaf in Iraq, is one of the holy cities of Shi'a Islam. As the resting place of the eighth Imam, Reza, its golden domed shrine and adjacent courtyards spread over several city blocks. There is underground parking, a museum, ... Read more >


Tehran

Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | Views [304]

Tehran is a sprawling, muscular city of concrete and wide boulevards, manicured parks, palaces, mosques, ruined cinemas and expressway flyovers. It is home to 15 million people, and rising. Apartment buildings stretch ... Read more >


Isfahan

Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | Views [207]

Until 1989 traffic was permitted on the historic bridges of Isfahan. It is hard to believe it could have been so. These days the lower arches of their 400 year old stone and mortar structures conceal tea houses, their upper youths and couples ... Read more >


Yazd

Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | Views [262] | Comments [1]

Far out in the desert, Yazd from above is a series of eggshell domes and the tall square section towers – badgirs – that in summer capture breezes and funnel them down to cool the houses of the rich. The poor make do these days with AC. At street ... Read more >

 

 

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