Dear Reader, These were some school girls shopping at the Bazaar of Esfahan (or Isfahan), one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle-East. P.S.: I bought the most beautiful rings, bracelets and necklaces! Advertisements
… Paradise is a Persian word? Dear Reader, Paradise is Persian. An old Persian word that comes from an Old Iranian *pardis- “walled enclosure”. By around the sixth century though, Persians started to associate the idea of Paradise with cooling and refreshing gardens due to the obvious high summer […]
Dear Reader, this is one of the many beautiful representation of old Persia you see in Iran. This one was hanging on a wall of a lovely restaurant in Yazd.
Dear Reader, one of the things that I found amusing in Iran is that almost all the signs of shops, hotels, bars, restaurants, are super lit up with neon-lit signs. Traditional towns such as Yazd become incredibly cheerful at night time…
Dear Reader, This picture portrays what I found to be the most beautiful mosque dome I have ever seen: the peacock dome of the Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, in Esfahan, Iran. So beautiful and wonderfully coloured, I think is one of the domes I spent more time staring […]
Dear Reader, I traveled to Iran because I wanted to see if the conflictive view most people get from the outside is accurate or real. As it pleasantly turned out, in many ways it is not. Iran is a conflicted place, a misunderstood destination, a cradle of culture, a […]
Dear Reader, It is very rare to find mosques in non-blue shades in Iran. Almost all the mosques have blue with gold course whereas painted or carved. Not the Nasser Al-Molk mosque. Here the predominant colour is pink. The pink mosque in Shiraz.
Dear Reader, Stanito is currently exploring Iran and as such will follow a series of pics of the day to keep you updated on her whereabouts of this magnificent country. stunning inside colours of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque.