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Isfahan/ Chehel Sotun Palace/ Wall Paintings

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This painting shows Shah Tahmasb's recieving Homayoon the king of India in Ghidar Nabi area- Zanjan city in order to protection to Iran.

ISFAHAN-in progress
The unique blue tiles of Isfahan's Islamic buildings, and the city's majestic bridges, contrast perfectly with the hot, dry Iranian countryside around it, Isfahan is a sight you won't forget. Not only is the architecture superb and the climate pleasant, but there's a fairly relaxed atmosphere here, compared with many other Iranian towns. It's a city for walking, getting lost in the bazaar, walking in beautiful gardens and meeting people.
The famous half-rhyme Isfahan nesf-e-jahan (Esfahan is half the world) was coined in the 16th century to express the city's grandeur. There's so much to see that you'll probably have to ration your time and concentrate on must-sees such as the Imam Mosque, a magnificent building completely covered in Isfahan's trademark pale blue tiles; This mosque is situated to the south of Naqsh-e-Jahan sq. built in the reign of shah Abbas, tile work and architecture of this Mosque is amazingly superb. Its minarets Are 48 meters high. Naghsh-e-Jahan (world picture) Square, one of the largest town square in the world. The Chehel Sotun Museum & Palace, a marvellous 17th century pavilion and a great place for a picnic; this palace is another building dating back to the Safavid period, built amidst a vast garden covering an area of 67000 sq m. The building has a veranda with 18 pillars and a large pool in front of it. Being mirrored in the still water of the pool, the pillars create a beautiful view. The wall painting in the interior of the building is superlative in their kind.Ali Qapoo Palace Situated to the west of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. belongs to the Safavid period. It was used for the reception of the Ambassadors and envoys from other Countries. Ali Qapoo is a six-storied plasterwork and paintings of which are extremely impressive. and the Vank Cathedral, the historic focal point of the Armenian church in Iran. Taking tea in one of the teahouses under the bridges is also an essential part of the Isfahan experience.
Isfahan is about 400km (250ml) south of Tehran.

k. odouli, najme, Dr Tao, negarin, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. babasteve 107 months ago | reply

    i like this...

  2. Frank Heinisch 107 months ago | reply

    thank you for the discription for the photo it is very interesting to read

  3. HORIZON 107 months ago | reply

    Thanks my friends.

  4. erthsister 107 months ago | reply

    I am enjoying this detail. What mustaches!

    I also appreciate all the context you give for these images. The images are even more interesting because you are giving us a guided tour, and we can tell you really love & appreciate these places. :) Isfahan is definitely on my list for someday!

  5. HORIZON 107 months ago | reply

    Thanks erthsister, I suppose this is what we SHOULD do.
    let me know if you are planning to visit Iran.

  6. Lida Rose 107 months ago | reply

    I love the color and, like erthsister, admire the moustaches!
    Beautiful work of art.

  7. my mailo 107 months ago | reply

    its realy nice thanks .
    thank u because your warm and nice comments on my pics.

  8. BooBear 107 months ago | reply

    Ha, great!!!

  9. HORIZON 107 months ago | reply

    Thanks Lida, mailo and Boo.

    @Lida&erthsister- yes, their moustaches are amazing........and there still some people with this type of loustaches, when I was in army as a agricultural extention officer, my colonel urged one my soldiers to shave his moustach.....the other day we found him dead, the soldier had suicided!!!!!!!

  10. BooBear 107 months ago | reply

    Conformity is not comfortable for everyone...... very sad story - especially if the mustach was a cause.

  11. HORIZON 106 months ago | reply

    oh yes Boo.

  12. carf 105 months ago | reply

    Absolutely precious!

  13. Dans L'amour [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    now who would want to paint a painting of fat,Indian people?

  14. diya_kamran [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    Awesome ART!

    Invites and welcome you on

  15. LeszekZadlo 80 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best Archaeology, Old Art & Ruins (add 1, award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. Natalya Toennies 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paintings in Professional Art., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Add as many you like!

  17. mimuzula 38 months ago | reply

    You are invited to display your image in:

    (((( IRANIAN FACE )))))(((( IRANIAN FACE )))))
    Please tag ' IRANIAN FACE '

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