In Photos: The hidden beauty of Iran


Away from politics and  the intense debate of the Iran provisional nuclear agreement, here is some of my collection of  photos from my visit to this fascinating country. And yes, I  felt more comfortable outside Tehran 

Shiraz: 

Pink roses are particularly dominant in Shiraz’s architecture.

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The romantic tomb of the great Iranian poet Hafez

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An old bath turned to a resturant

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Isfahan

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Ali Qapu Palace In Isfahan

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A Closer look at Isfahani architecture 

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Yazd 

The best old and inhabitant city of Iran and an important centre for Zoroastrianism.

Its ancient mud-bricks houses are special insulation design.

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Remnants of Zoroastrian buildings

Z tomb

Masule

A breathtaking, unspoiled mountain village in Gilan province. It is formed by several irregular levels of terraced houses. It has few alleys, most are absent, and instead the flat roof of houses form a pathway for the level above.

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Persian History 

Naghsh -e Rostam: An ancient necropolis 12 km northwest of Persepolis.

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I refused to visit Imam Khomeini grave, but here one of many placards about him in Tehran

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Gorgeous little Hijabi girls 

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 Alamut Castle ( death castle) that witnessed the intriguing history of Shia Nizari Ismaili, allegedly the first inventors of suicide fighters. 

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The magnificent spring blossoms and the snowcapped mountains 

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Shia Islam

Shia do not mind depiction of the Prophet’s  male relatives

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Tribal ladies 

Iran has many tribes, many of them produce distinctive rugs

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About nervana111

Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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4 Responses to In Photos: The hidden beauty of Iran

  1. Reblogged this on Mark Geoffrey Kirshner and commented:
    Dr Nervana Mahmould shares her photo album of #Iran undeniably a magnificent land of a special people – politics aside

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  2. sgardality says:

    Iran has many sites that are worth a visit!

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  3. gaiamethod says:

    I would love to visit someday. Tribal rugs are a wonder and the country is so beautiful. Lovely blog.

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