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... na minha cultura tenhamos perdido um pouco desse valor, casamento, família, hoje em dia isso não tem muito valor para boa dos ocidentais". E como todo povo Iraniano, a conversa foi interrompida diversas vezes com os gentis e hospitaleiris convites: "vamos tomar um sorvete? Vamos tomar um cha? Eu gostaria muito que você viesse até minha casa?". E pra finalizar, um tocante: "eu quero te ajudar, venha pra minha casa". Jamais esquecerei a confiança e hospitalidade iraniana
... at first, were far from the blandness I had craved for the previous days).
As the 16th century rhyme had it, such was the majesty of this city that "Esfahan nesf-e jahan" (Esfahan is half the world). The intervening centuries, and its size as the third biggest city in Iran, may have marred its overall timelessness with modern development, but there are still spacious oases of grandeur to be discovered within its boundaries.
... reflection just right. Inside, it had some large frescoes showing scenes of court life & battle scenes from the Qajar period. The huge Imam Square was our next stop. It had a 6 story palace, the most interesting room was the top floor music room with 3D patterned shapes on the ceiling & walls to absorb sound. It was well ahead of its time in this regard. There were 2 mosques, one small & detailed, the other on a large scale. The markets adjoined ...
... give the impression of height to their physique.
*We check in at the Abbasi Hotel, one of the closest to the old centre and by reputation only, one of the best in town. We actually prefer small, quiet hotels and this, the Abassi is certainly not. Admittedly, it has a huge garden area at the rear which is pleasant enough. But the breakfast buffet is a bunfight. And later that evening, there are queues of people waiting outside to be admitted for ...
... Islamic art but I didn't expect the wonderful frescoes of Chehel Sotun Palace. They feature court scenes, battles, processions in vibrant color, very well preserved. In one of them Shah Tahmasp receives Humayun, the Indian Mughal prince who fled to Persia in 1543 (he will go back to reconquer Delhi & father the great Akbar).
A memorable afternoon visit to an Aladdin's cave of a teahouse, full of antique lamps, Sufi paraphernalia, ...