1001 Arabian Nights and the Wily Scheherazade

Do you recall this tale?


The Persian king Shahryar got somewhat upset with one of his wives, had her killed, then married a fresh virgin each day. Then he had them beheaded the following day, which was generally bad in form. Then, as the kingdom ran out of women, the vizier's own daughter, Scheherazade, married the king with a plan... She told him such interesting stories and things night after night (1,001, to be exact), he became endlessly enraptured.


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  • Horst Georg 6y

    Very well done ! ! ! ! !

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  • random person 15712 6y

    Is a persian sultan palace ? Incredible o_O
  • Sam Ilić 6y

    Would love to visit...

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  • Kevin Almonte 6y

    Beautiful Architecture. I'd love to go there.
  • DP|Photography 6y

    beautiful domes. love the geometry here.

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  • bapriver2009 6y

    Your pic are alwsys GREAT, Tried the larger view and they are AMAZING
  • susan_r4 6y

    Super shot Trey - thanks for the reminder of this great story!
  • Gary 6y

    never believed the last part of that fable !!!! nice image ..
  • diego russo 6y

    Iscriviti - Register you
  • Keith Thorne 6y

    One of your best pics I have seen in a while. Quite subtle.
  • marisa 6y

    wonderful architecture...
  • Harvey DeMovick 6y

    Nice job capturing all of that architectural detail! Great story too.
  • Sourabh Rath 6y

    Lovely snap! And how could I forget the tale of a 1000 and 1 nights! Take a look at my latest -
    Freedom ?!
  • Reed Smith 6y

    That guy sounds like a jerk. Or ultimate ancient pimp. Mostly Jerk though.
  • Mundomatic 6y

    Nice shot. I like the gray color.
  • CharleneM50 6y

    Very nic pic!
  • Alesfra 6y

    Great photo !!!
  • William Said 6y

    Nice fairy tale shot. Maybe better in B&W, focuses on the contrasts and amazing curves a bit more?
  • ahmad 5y

    Pretty picture and is downright beautiful place
  • pukhraj2007 4y

    FYI Everybody, this place is on the way from New Delhi to Agra in India. Beautiful!!
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