In 1901 Prince Malek Mansur Mirza Shao es-Saltaneh ordered Ali-Akbar Mozayyen-al-Dawla Naghash-bashi to make a decorative iron transenna for the Tomb of Hafez. The current Mausoleum was designed by André Godard, French archeologist and architect, in the late 1930s.
Located on a rocky hillside north of Shiraz at ‘Baba Koohi’, the Baghe Takht was a garden that existed as early as the eleventh century. A formal garden with a central water channel, it was laid out on multiple terraces with a palace at the uppermost terrace.
Warning against dumping trash is the dominant graffiti on Iranian walls. The graffiti sometimes is accompanied by cursing or threats against the person who dumps trash.
These pictures were taken in a neighborhood in Shiraz on April 14, 2012.
Siroos Ghahremani: a weird mixture of traditional “Ma’rekehgir”, Anthony Quin’s character in Fellini’s La Strada, with a touch of Hollywood and Italian ‘historic’ movies of the 1950s. In the early 1960s he established himself as the only star of his popular one-man show. He also made a small private “zoo” in Shiraz to make some money on the side by showing off his skinny malnourished animals caught in small cages.
→ Pictures of Siroos Ghahremani.
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