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Discovering Iran

Posted: February 26, 2008 in ท่องเที่ยว

A Richly-textured world, rarely seen in the West

Tehran and surrounding area. (click to enlarge)

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Richly-textured land, rarely seen in the West

Outside of
politics, this is a fascinating, enchanting world,
rarely shown in all
its color. Since our first part we received many
requests to continue
with the series, and in fact,
we’ll continue to highlight the natural
beauty of Near
and Middle East countries, such as Armenia, Lebanon and
Israel.
In our humble opinion, people should learn to appreciate

natural beauty and historic customs, without reaching for
a "telescopic
finder" of a rifle.



"Armenian Church Maryam-e Moghadas (The Holy Mary)".

"Woods of Mazanderan".

"Oroumieh Lake".
Good place for Star Wars pod racing:

"Saayeh khosh formations in Southern Iran".
Switzerland? Not quite:

"A mansion in Uramanat".

"Sobatan Village – Ardebil".

"A Stream in the Golestan Province".
Majestic Daryaasaar mountains:


"In Alam Kooh Mountains".
Play of geometric forms inside the mosque:

"Emam Mosque – Isfahan".

Akhavan Residence
500 BC. Gold Achaemenid Lion (Persian treasures) –



Incredibly intricate stone carvings:


Prayer niche at Isfahan Friday Mosque

"Golden doors of Shah-e Cheragh Shrine".

Persian Miniature.

"Shahzadeh Gardens".
Incredible bridge over Zaayandeh River in Isfahan,
worthy to join our "Most Interesting Bridges"
series



Another awesome bridge: Trans-Iranian railway bridge, Mazanderan:


Karaj (Near Tehran).

"Oroomieh – NW Iran".

"Namakabrood cable car line, near the Caspian Sea", photo by Shahram Razavi


Fortress of Babak Khorramdin – N.W. Iran:
(good place for a duel between Gandalf and Balrog)


"Sistan & Baluchestan province".
Snow in Tehran:

Tehran & the nearby mountains:



Mirrors
have a special spiritual significance in Iranian culture.
Newlyweds
traditionally sit before the mirror, and the first things
to bring into
the new house must be the Holy Quran and
the ornamental mirror:


"The Mirror Room".
American cars star in collectible automobiles "show & shine":

also featuring good old Mercedes:


Tehran monorail is currently under construction:

Laal Tower, in construction:



Street propaganda art & urban art –


Pizza "you can’t refuse" – Goodfather:

Persian beauty: