Tuesday, 12 January 2016

beyond persepolis

Paddy fields in the Alborz mountains, Alamut valley region, northeast of Qazvin, Iran

House in the troglodyte village of Kandovan, close to Tabriz, Iran

The village of Palangan, in the Iranian Kurdistan, south of Sanandaj

View of the valley of Howraman Takht in the Iranian Kurdistan

The village of Howraman Takht in the Iranian Kurdistan

The beautiful Lotfollah mosque in the Naqsh-e Jaha square in Isfahan, Iran

Wind towers in Yazd, desert city in Iran

The Kaluts, imposing sand formations in the Iranian desert northeast of Kerman

The Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, Iran

The gate of all nations, entry gate of Persepolis, Iran

The oasis of Farahzad in the Dasht e Kavir desert, Iran

O Coxo, in the dunes in the Dasht e Kavir

Monday, 11 January 2016

silk road

Silkworm cocoons with visible silk threads in a silk factory in Margillan, Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan.

The Registan old public square in Samrkand, Uzbekistan. On the left, the Ulugh beg Madrasah.

The Kalon mosque Bukhara, on the right with the astonishing Kalon minaret on the centre.

Little Char Minar in Bukhara

Street landscapes and market in Khiva, northwest of Uzbekistan.