Persia (Iran)

May 2014

During two weeks on our journey in Iran we visited Tehran, Kashan, Yazd, Kerman, Mahan, Rayen, Shiraz and Esfahan. Please switch on the sound to listen to the birds of Yazd, recorded at 5.30h in the morning in the hotel garden.

Typical garden teahouse in Yazd

Mosque of Mahan near Kerman in traditional turquoise colour

View from the bus window

In the great bazaar of Kerman

Orchard of pistachio nuts

House of wealthy merchant in Kashan

Without tourists in Persepolis

On the roof of caravanserai Zein-o-Din between Yazd and Kerman

Hotel restaurant Moshir al Mamalek in Yazd

Grave of Persian poet Hafis in Shiraz

Prayer room in Nasir-ol-molk Mosque in Shiraz

Dry salt lake

Fig tree

Pomegranate tree

Posing for proud father

Barbie à la Persia

Bazaar of Esfahan

Zoroastrians of province Baluchistan

Special Persian spices

Fresh bread in bakery of Yazd

In the garden of Golestan Palace in Teheran

Tower of silence near Yazd

Preparing for Friday prayer...

... in the mosque of Esfahan

Receptionist of Abassi Hotel

Our guide Mme Riahi

Students on the Naqsch-e Dschahān square in Esfahan

Interieur of Lotfollāh mosque in Esfahan

Esfahan was capital of Persia during the Safawid dynasty in 17th ct

Siesta at the bridge Pol-e Chādschu in Esfahan

Representation room in Golestan palace of Teheran

Model of medieval water supply system in Yazd city

Bazaar in Kerman

During the evening swallows are flying over the square of Kerman

On the minarette in Mahan

Interieur detail of Ali Qāpu palace in Esfahan