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Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hectic traffic of Tehran and look for a change of scenery. And escaping the Tehran heat is always welcoming at this time of year. Temperatures have been quite high and we live mostly with air conditioning. So I thought this would be the perfect occasion to […]
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I had been wanting to visit the Tabiat bridge for some time now. I had heard so much about it. After all, it is the longest pedestrian bridge in Iran with a length of 270 meters. But what appealed to me even more was the concept and the brilliant Iranian architect who designed it and […]
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In the beginning of July I attended a wonderful concert in Tehran by the Austro-Iranian Symphony orchestra. It was a tribute concert in honor of the Iranian artist and sculptor Parvis Tanavoli, inspired by his “Lions of Iran” exhibition at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. There were three pieces composed by three Iranian composers, […]
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You would think that having visited now a few bazars in Iran, I would be familiar with the architecture. And there are architectural details that are similar in bazars in Iran. The use of domes in the ceilings, the presence of mosques, baths, old caravanserais and madrasas. Also the intricate tile work, the narrow alleyways, […]
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Here we were in search of the biblical Esther and Mordecai. The instructions to get there were a bit confusing. Even the GPS seemed lost. We got out of the car in a very busy street. We looked around but saw nothing. Could we be wrong, we wondered. The streets were crowded, lots of people […]
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No trip to Shiraz would be complete without honoring the Iranian poets Saadi and Hafez. Their tombs continue being a place of pilgrimage for many Iranians, something wonderful and unique to witness. There is no other country where poets are so revered. Poetry is part of the essence of being Iranian, something you are born […]
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It was time to bid farewell to Persepolis and head to Naqsh-e Rustam. At Persepolis we had had a glimpse of how life was conducted under the great Achaemenid Empire (500 – 330 BCE). Now it was time to visit the majestic tombs and last resting place of its kings. All day, there had been […]
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There it was, we had finally arrived! History books have made me dream of ancient places, imagine how buildings and life must have been. And Persia and its history was always special to me. But one thing is to imagine and another thing is to actually stand in places that until now had only been […]
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And here we were on the road again on a different quest, to visit the Zoroastrian sacred places in Yazd. We left early morning direction Chak Chak to visit the Zoroastrian temple of Pir-e Sabz. It is considered the most sacred Zoroastrian Fire Temple. The scenery was stunning with mountain ranges and little vegetation. The […]
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As promised I’m taking you on a new journey, exploring Yazd as it should be done, walking slowly, taking time to admire its beauty. Under a glaring sun and getting warmer as the day progressed, we were on our way to the Jameh mosque or Friday mosque. In a city like Yazd, it is difficult […]
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