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Esfahan (2)

Chehel Sotun Palace standing in a pretty garden
Chehel Sotun Palace standing in a pretty garden
entrance - an elegant talar (columnar porch) terrace
entrance - an elegant talar (columnar porch) terrace
slender, ribbed wooden pillars rise to a superb wooden ceiling with crossbeams and exquisite inlay work
slender, ribbed wooden pillars rise to a superb wooden ceiling with crossbeams and exquisite inlay work
very Shakespeare look
very Shakespeare look
the original door - beautiful cravings
the original door - beautiful cravings
Shah Tahmasp receives in his court Humayun, the Indian prince who fled to Persia in 1543
Shah Tahmasp receives in his court Humayun, the Indian prince who fled to Persia in 1543
wearing a cowboy hat ?!
wearing a cowboy hat ?!
entrace fee 5,000 Rials
entrace fee 5,000 Rials
Shah Abbas II receiving the King of the Turkestan
Shah Abbas II receiving the King of the Turkestan
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Ali Qapu Palace
Ali Qapu Palace
entrace fee 5,000 Rials
entrace fee 5,000 Rials
an elevated terrace with its 18 slender columns
an elevated terrace with its 18 slender columns
attractive wooden ceiling with intricate inlay work and exposed beams, reminiscent of the Chehel Sotun Palace
attractive wooden ceiling with intricate inlay work and exposed beams, reminiscent of the Chehel Sotun Palace
Iman Square - northern side
Iman Square - northern side
Iman Square - eastern side
Iman Square - eastern side
Iman Square - eastern side - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Iman Square - eastern side - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Iman Square - SE corner
Iman Square - SE corner
Iman Square - southern side - Imam Mosque portal
Iman Square - southern side - Imam Mosque portal
Iman Square - southern side - Imam Mosque
Iman Square - southern side - Imam Mosque
speaking into the wall at 1 corner could be heard from the other corner
speaking into the wall at 1 corner could be heard from the other corner
demonstration of echoing
demonstration of echoing
staircase leading to upper terrace
staircase leading to upper terrace
Valuable miniature paintings of reputed artist of the times Reza Abbassi, and other traditional works of art can be noted here
Valuable miniature paintings of reputed artist of the times Reza Abbassi, and other traditional works of art can be noted here
the throne room
the throne room
bad luck. the music room is closed for renovation
bad luck. the music room is closed for renovation
mom, can I try this flowery hat?
mom, can I try this flowery hat?
got iy !!
got iy !!
Zoroastrianism & the Crucifix??
Zoroastrianism & the Crucifix??
Sofreh Khaneh Sonnati (Traditional Banquet Hall)
Sofreh Khaneh Sonnati (Traditional Banquet Hall)
stained glass, colourful tiles and takhts (day beds)
stained glass, colourful tiles and takhts (day beds)
the place is well patroned by both tourists and locals
the place is well patroned by both tourists and locals
that one is good
that one is good
ABBASI HOTEL (night time)
ABBASI HOTEL (night time)
a caravansary in the past, now used as a traditional coffe house
a caravansary in the past, now used as a traditional coffe house
taking tea and snacks in the garden
taking tea and snacks in the garden
open air coffee shop
open air coffee shop
hotel rooms overlooking the beautiful garden
hotel rooms overlooking the beautiful garden
a typical Persian garden layout
a typical Persian garden layout
lobby
lobby
ABBASI HOTEL (day time)
ABBASI HOTEL (day time)
a deserted place under the hot sun
a deserted place under the hot sun
lobby
lobby
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