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