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The ruins of the ancient capital of the Achaemenid kings of Persia.

The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque ( مسجد نصیر الملک) is located in Shiraz, Iran. Construction of the mosque completed in 1888.

The mosque extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves) in its design.

You can find the other picture of this mosque here:


hammam, shiraz

The Pars Museum is a museum in Shiraz, Fars Province, southern Iran and is located in Nazar Garden.


The octagonal building was the place in which royal guests were hosted during the Zand dynasty of Iran. It was also used for holding official ceremonies.


It is also the burial place of Karim Khan Zand.


This image of shiraz jumping out of a glass was not created using Photoshop trickery; it is actual movement captured at a precise moment of time.


I shot this image for a client, having been referred by a photography mate who knew I had shot this type of image before.


This image was the first take in a series of many. Not bad for a second attempt at this kind of image!


Lighting setup:


1. Canon Speedlite 580EX II at 24mm zoom and 1/64th and -0.7 power, placed high at 45 degrees camera right, fired at the backdrop, and triggered with a PocketWizard PLUS II.


2. Canon Speedlite 580EX at 24mm zoom and 1/128th power, placed low on camera axis, fired at the backdrop, and triggered with a PocketWizard PLUS II.

Shiraz- Jannat Garden

Play of Lights at sunny day


Shiraz is much celebrated and loved in Iran – it is the heartland of Persia, or Fas (where the word ‘Fassi’ originates). It has existed for over 2000 years and was one of the most important cities in the world in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was home to some of Persia’s great poets (including Hafez and Sa’di) and also the famous grape.

A forest of beautifully carved columns in the 17th century Masjed-e Vakil or Regent's Mosque in Shiraz, Iran.

این بچه مگه ثابت می‌ایستاد؟همه‌ش تکون می خورد.بهترین عکسی که تونستم تو اون نور ازش بگیرم این شد :D

O incomum interior de uma mesquita de Shiraz, sul do Iran, com vitrais e tapetes antiquissimos.

Panoramic View of Vakil Mosque , Shiraz , Iran


The Vakil bazaar in Shiraz, Iran.


Vakil Bazaar (Persian: بازار وکیل‎) is the main bazaar of Shiraz, Iran, located in the historical center of the city.


It is thought that the market originally was established by the Buwayhids in the 11th century AD, and was completed mainly by the Atabaks of Fars, and only was renamed after Karim Khan Zand in the 18th century.


The Bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.


Like other middle eastern Bazaars there are a few numbers of mosques and Imamzadehs constructed adjacent or behind the Bazaar.

Persepolis is the name of the ancient cities of Iran that for years ceremonial capital of the Empire was the Achaemenid Empire of Iran at the time.


The location of the works since 1979 registered in UNESCO World Heritage.

Persepolis ( Old Persian Parsa , Takht-e Jamshid or Chehel Minar) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid) and Parseh . The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Parsa, which means "The City of Persians". Persepolis is the Greek interpretation of the name ( Perses polis : "Persian city")


Taken @Shiraz, Teheran, Iran

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