Esfahan Tourist Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
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... of myself - self-explanatory except it was in the mirrored terrace of a fine palace in Shiraz.
The Hamam - you've seen this one before. Ancient Hamam, the owner and Soheil.
Smokers in the tea house - we stopped off in the tea house for tea (obviously) and these guys were hard at work puffing away on their water pipes. No casual smokers them - it was non-stop bubble-bubble.
Newly married - at the poet Sa'di's shrine this young ...
... was the imposing and variegated Masjad-e-Jameh (Jameh Mosque); this edifice was commenced by the Seljuks, after making Esfahan their capital in 1047, and as a history of Turkic, Persian and Mongol architecture in itself, is testament to the waves of conquerors that have been and gone. (Of course, at the end of that list, the giant heads of the Ayatollahs previous and present overlook the courtyard). And in sooth, there was a rarefied air to ...
... 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 ...
... a lot to do - this is Isfahan after all and it's ' half the world ' (SG cannot remember who is meant to have said this well known phrase) First we go to Chehel Sotun Palace completed in 1647 when Shah Abbas 2 was King. Its main feature is the beautiful columned terrace ( 20 columns but described as having 40 because of the reflection in the water ) overlooking the Persian water gardens. The columns were originally mirror ...
... seems crazy considering the food is so mediocre.
*After hotel check in we have to go and register at the local police station dealing with foreign visitors. Supposedly the need for our itinerary to be approved is for our own safety. Yes, we've heard that line before. Our guide does not realise that office has moved location since his last visit and helpfully no one tells him (if you do not ask the right question, you do not get the right answer) So ...