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
Pink roses are particularly dominant in Shiraz’s architecture.
The romantic tomb of the great Iranian poet Hafez
An old bath turned to a resturant
Ali Qapu Palace In Isfahan
A Closer look at Isfahani architecture
The best old and inhabitant city of Iran and an important centre for Zoroastrianism.
Its ancient mud-bricks houses are special insulation design.
Remnants of Zoroastrian buildings
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.
Naghsh -e Rostam: An ancient necropolis 12 km northwest of Persepolis.
I refused to visit Imam Khomeini grave, but here one of many placards about him in Tehran
Gorgeous little Hijabi girls
Alamut Castle ( death castle) that witnessed the intriguing history of Shia Nizari Ismaili, allegedly the first inventors of suicide fighters.
The magnificent spring blossoms and the snowcapped mountains
Shia do not mind depiction of the Prophet’s male relatives
Iran has many tribes, many of them produce distinctive rugs