Thursday, 15 May 2008

Esfahan, Iran


Postmarked Tehran, dated 2005.
Sent to me by my son, with the single word message "Hot". His idea of a joke because of course Esfahan is known to us as the place where nuclear activities appear to be centred.
Esfahan is Iran's third largest city and flourished from 1050 to 1722. It is famous for its Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. This led to the Persian proverb: "Esfahan is half of the world".
The square shown, Naghsh-e Jahan Square, has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

3 comments:

  1. I'd really love to visit some of these places, but in the present political climate i suppse it's unlikely.

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