Esfahan Tourist Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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This is a collection of photos of people I have gathered in Iran. Explanations are as follows, relating to photo captions.
Family from Persian Gulf - I was struck by the bright clothes and my guide (Soheil) found out they were from the far south of Iran near the Persian Gulf. Like everyone I asked they were happy to have me take their picture. Some people asked me to take their picture when the thought hadn't crossed my mind.
... and we spent a little time there, and observed some of the artisans producing work. After some tea in a tea house, complete with a smoking room for hookah pipes, we'd had enough. We ate doner kebabs at the dry river bed near our hotel, talking to locals who were curious about us. Next day, Friday was a lot quieter. We saw a pigeon tower, 400 years old. There used to be so many of these in the past. They provided roosting & nesting for pigeons, and ...
... the amazing Iman Square and its surroundings. It is a big city of over 1.5 million people. It has been a capital city twice in its history, most notably during the Safavid era (17 Century ) when Shah Abas the Great set about to transform Isfahan into a city worthy of an empire at its zenith. The legacy is the sublime Imam Square, second in size, but much more beautiful than Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is not actually square but rectangular, measuring 512 ...
... Of course one of them owned a shop in the bazaar and offered to give us a free demonstration of how they make the patterned tablecloths we had seen around. We of course knew that he was trying to get a sale off us and told him we couldn't buy anything but he was super friendly and didn't have the sneaky salesman sort of vibe so we went with them. It turned out to be an awesome experience and made our day. It was a Friday which is like a public holiday in Iran as everyone goes ...
... day. The buildings in central Isfahan are just breathtaking. Imam Square (second only to Tianemen Square in size) used to be use for polo matches. The old goal posts (pillars of rock) are still standing, although the only horses there now are pulling a carriage for rides around the perimeter. The mosques are beautiful, with such vibrant explosions of colour, especially around the entrances. The tilework makes their Turkish ...