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Country : Iran

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Photos marked as were added from 23 May 2020.


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Province
State
Place
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Description Year
Taken
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The Imam Mosque is famous for its blue and yellow tiles that decorate all areas. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the world.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The western iwan (gate) is one of four gates surrounding the large inner courtyard of the mosque. All are highly decorated with tiles and each gate has a different design.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Detail from the western iwan.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Couple by the ablutions fountain in the central courtyard of the mosque.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The northern gate is assymetric because the entrance portal is aligned with Naqsh-e Jahan Square while the mosque itself is aligned with Mecca.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The southern iwan (gate).
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
The courtyard of the madrassah and its dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The dome and southern gate.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The southern iwan leads to the main prayer hall beneath the dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
The prayer hall.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
The dazzling dome above the prayer hall.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
The central motif of the dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The prayer hall is decorated with geometric patterns, plants and caligraphy.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The two level courtyard.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
Detail of the upper courtyard.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
Upper level tilework.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Young family visiting the mosque.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
The Imam Mosque is completely covered with beautiful tiles.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The eastern iwan (gate).
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Detail from the eastern iwan. This gate leads to a madrasah (Islamic school).
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
Varied tilework.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Cleric at the madrassah.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Yellow and blue tiles and carved wooden screen in the courtyard of the madrassah.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 The beautifully decorated main dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
Detail of the dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
 Young couple.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
Three women and a child.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
The two minarets facing Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Imam Mosque
One of the tiled minarets.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
 The Ali Qapu Palace.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
The five storey palace was once home to Shah Abbas who created Naqsh-e Jahan Square and its mosques and palaces.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
 The walls and ceiling of the music room.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
 Detail of the tiled steps of the palace.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
 The elavated terrace with its 18 wooden columns and inlaid ceiling.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
Many of the walls are covered with delicate paintings.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
Wall painting of a woman.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
The rear of the palace.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
Two couples.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
 Couple on the terrace of the palace.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
A group of women.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Ali Qapu Palace
 View from the terrace over the southern end of Imam Square.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque has no minaret as it was built for the use of the shah's family. It dates from 1619.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
The mosque faces the square.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
A group of men outside the mosque.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 Detail of the gateway entrance of the mosque.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The dome of the Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque has pale coloured tiles with flowery designs.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Detail of the dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 A dazzling array of tile patterns at the entrance gate.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 Passageway leading to the prayer hall in the Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 The cavernous prayer hall beneith the dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
 Detail of the walls and dome of the prayer hall.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
The decorated dome.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Qeysarie Gate at the northern end of the square is the entrance to the Bozorg Bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Figure with a shisha pipe.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Polo.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Pheasants.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Warriors.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Birds and flowers.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Qeysarie Gate
Dancers and musicians.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 The Bozorg Bazaar (Great Bazaar) is on multiple levels.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
The voulted passages of the bazaar run for several kilometres .
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 The metal working bazaar is at the southern, covered end of the bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Making pots and pans.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Decorated tray.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Metalware musician.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Metalwork with decorations.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Metal workers.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Copper worker.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Samovar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Metal eagle.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Metalwork for sale.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Making pots.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Flower shops and pharmacy.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Dried pomegranites.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Spice shop.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Artistic spices.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Sweet seller.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Shop selling spices, nuts and herbs.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Herb shop.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Rose petals used to make perfume and essense.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Herb seller.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Safron.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
There are many side passages and former inns in the bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Courtyard of an open caravanserai.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Roof of a covered caravanserai.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Shop selling shisha pipes and vases.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Shop selling fabrics.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 The clothes bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Prayer beads.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Men's clothes shop - A clothes bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Headscarves.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Manikins with headscarves.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Fabrics.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Weaving.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
The gold bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Carpets.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Food menu.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
Ceramics.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Broom seller in the northern (outdoor) part of the bazaar.
2010
Iran
Esfahan
Bozorg Bazaar
 Forge in the northern part of the bazaar.
2010

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