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Qur'an Gate, Shiraz.

This was once the main entryway into Shiraz. It's called the Qur'an Gate because there's a copy of the Qur'an in the house on top of the gate. When travellers leave the city, they were receiving a blessing from the book as they passed beneath it.

#citylife #nightphotography #stunningview #amazingarchitecture #stunningarchitecture #beautifularchitecture #quran #qurangate #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #architecture #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond750 #nikonaustralia #reflections #alltheprettylights #oldschoolglass
Qur'an Gate, Shiraz. This was once the main entryway into Shiraz. It's called the Qur'an Gate because there's a copy of the Qur'an in the house on top of the gate. When travellers leave the city, they were receiving a blessing from the book as they passed beneath it. #citylife  #nightphotography  #stunningview  #amazingarchitecture  #stunningarchitecture  #beautifularchitecture  #quran  #qurangate  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #architecture  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond750  #nikonaustralia  #reflections  #alltheprettylights  #oldschoolglass 
More stained glass, more mirrored walls. Zinat ol molk House also featured a surprisingly enormous basement museum made up exclusively of costumed mannequins depicting famous Iranians from BC to the present day.

#zinatolmolkhouse #leagueoflenses #stainedglass #stunningview #amazingarchitecture #stunningarchitecture #beautifularchitecture #mansion #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #architecture #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond5000 #sigmabeauty #sigma #nikonaustralia #reflections #alltheprettylights
More stained glass, more mirrored walls. Zinat ol molk House also featured a surprisingly enormous basement museum made up exclusively of costumed mannequins depicting famous Iranians from BC to the present day. #zinatolmolkhouse  #leagueoflenses  #stainedglass  #stunningview  #amazingarchitecture  #stunningarchitecture  #beautifularchitecture  #mansion  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #architecture  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond5000  #sigmabeauty  #sigma  #nikonaustralia  #reflections  #alltheprettylights 
Mirrored walls and ceilings at Zinat ol Molk House in Shiraz. We saw a lot of this type of interior decoration in the old mansions and mosques across Iran.

#zinatolmolkhouse #leagueoflenses #stainedglass #stunningview #amazingarchitecture #stunningarchitecture #beautifularchitecture #mansion #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #architecture #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond5000 #sigmabeauty #sigma #nikonaustralia
Mirrored walls and ceilings at Zinat ol Molk House in Shiraz. We saw a lot of this type of interior decoration in the old mansions and mosques across Iran. #zinatolmolkhouse  #leagueoflenses  #stainedglass  #stunningview  #amazingarchitecture  #stunningarchitecture  #beautifularchitecture  #mansion  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #architecture  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond5000  #sigmabeauty  #sigma  #nikonaustralia 
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque's famous stained glass windows. This was the busiest tourist attraction we went to in Shiraz, perhaps due to the relatively narrow time window when the windows were "in bloom" (before about 10am in August). We still didn't need to line up or anything, but it felt weird to see more than one or two foreign tourists.

Totally worth it though, obviously.

#nasirolmolkmosque #shadows #leagueoflenses #stainedglass #stunningview #amazingarchitecture #stunningarchitecture #beautifularchitecture #mosque #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #architecture #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond5000 #nikonaustralia #arches #pattern #patternplanetme
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque's famous stained glass windows. This was the busiest tourist attraction we went to in Shiraz, perhaps due to the relatively narrow time window when the windows were "in bloom" (before about 10am in August). We still didn't need to line up or anything, but it felt weird to see more than one or two foreign tourists. Totally worth it though, obviously. #nasirolmolkmosque  #shadows  #leagueoflenses  #stainedglass  #stunningview  #amazingarchitecture  #stunningarchitecture  #beautifularchitecture  #mosque  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #architecture  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond5000  #nikonaustralia  #arches  #pattern  #patternplanetme 
I travel to see things I can't see back home in Australia. Iran has delivered many times over on this front. I never got sick of finding different ways to photograph the intricate detail in the architecture of the country's mosques and other buildings. 
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Shiraz.

#ziba #azizam #nasirolmolkmosque #honeycomb #intricate #stunningview #amazingarchitecture #lookup #stunningarchitecture #beautifularchitecture #mosque #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #architecture #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond750 #nikonaustralia #leagueoflenses #oldschoolglass
I travel to see things I can't see back home in Australia. Iran has delivered many times over on this front. I never got sick of finding different ways to photograph the intricate detail in the architecture of the country's mosques and other buildings. Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Shiraz. #ziba  #azizam  #nasirolmolkmosque  #honeycomb  #intricate  #stunningview  #amazingarchitecture  #lookup  #stunningarchitecture  #beautifularchitecture  #mosque  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #architecture  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond750  #nikonaustralia  #leagueoflenses  #oldschoolglass 
Hedieh braving the brutal heat to get a snap in front of Cyrus' Tomb. Cyrus' rule over the Achaemenid Empire lasted around thirty years. He died in 530 BC. And here his tomb still stands 2500 years later.

#tomb #cyrus #cyrusthegreat #pasargad #ancientarchitecture #achaemenid #ancientcity #2500yearsold #amazingarchitecture #inscription #ancientwriting #theweightofhistory #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #iran #fars #shiraz #agameoftones #leagueoflenses #capturinghistory #mynikonlife #nikond750 #nikonaustralia #visitiran
Hedieh braving the brutal heat to get a snap in front of Cyrus' Tomb. Cyrus' rule over the Achaemenid Empire lasted around thirty years. He died in 530 BC. And here his tomb still stands 2500 years later. #tomb  #cyrus  #cyrusthegreat  #pasargad  #ancientarchitecture  #achaemenid  #ancientcity  #2500yearsold  #amazingarchitecture  #inscription  #ancientwriting  #theweightofhistory  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #iran  #fars  #shiraz  #agameoftones  #leagueoflenses  #capturinghistory  #mynikonlife  #nikond750  #nikonaustralia  #visitiran 
A moment in time. 
Shiraz is famous for its gardens, though they would undoubtedly be more spectacular in Spring, they were still a nice place to take a break in the summer heat.

I have no idea where all the water came from considering how dry the countryside was, though we noticed that many of the fountains and ponds were drained, most likely a water-saving measure enacted during the blazing hot summers.

#frozenintime #amomentintime #waterdroplets #stunningview #amazinggardens #eramgarden #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #gardens #flowers #sprinklers #desertoasis #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond750 #nikonaustralia #leagueoflenses #agameoftones #stunninglight #goldenglow #summertime
A moment in time. Shiraz is famous for its gardens, though they would undoubtedly be more spectacular in Spring, they were still a nice place to take a break in the summer heat. I have no idea where all the water came from considering how dry the countryside was, though we noticed that many of the fountains and ponds were drained, most likely a water-saving measure enacted during the blazing hot summers. #frozenintime  #amomentintime  #waterdroplets  #stunningview  #amazinggardens  #eramgarden  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #gardens  #flowers  #sprinklers  #desertoasis  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond750  #nikonaustralia  #leagueoflenses  #agameoftones  #stunninglight  #goldenglow  #summertime 
Cyrus' tomb. This isn't a great photo but it emphasises the eery emptiness of this place, with such a grand, ancient monument to one of the greatest kings in history sitting out on its own for centuries.

#tomb #cyrus #cyrusthegreat #pasargad #ancientarchitecture #achaemenid #ancientcity #2500yearsold #amazingarchitecture #inscription #ancientwriting #theweightofhistory #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #iran #fars #shiraz #agameoftones #leagueoflenses #capturinghistory #mynikonlife #nikond750 #nikonaustralia #visitiran
Cyrus' tomb. This isn't a great photo but it emphasises the eery emptiness of this place, with such a grand, ancient monument to one of the greatest kings in history sitting out on its own for centuries. #tomb  #cyrus  #cyrusthegreat  #pasargad  #ancientarchitecture  #achaemenid  #ancientcity  #2500yearsold  #amazingarchitecture  #inscription  #ancientwriting  #theweightofhistory  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #iran  #fars  #shiraz  #agameoftones  #leagueoflenses  #capturinghistory  #mynikonlife  #nikond750  #nikonaustralia  #visitiran 
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque in Shiraz. Also known as the Pink Mosque, this is the famous mosque where morning sunlight shines through beautiful stained-glass windows. The outside looks pretty great too!

#nasirolmolkmosque #reflections #reflection #stunningview #amazingarchitecture #stunningarchitecture #beautifularchitecture #mosque #shiraz #iran #visitiran #oldcity #beautifulcity #architecture #pondreflection #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #mynikonlife #nikond5000 #nikonaustralia
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque in Shiraz. Also known as the Pink Mosque, this is the famous mosque where morning sunlight shines through beautiful stained-glass windows. The outside looks pretty great too! #nasirolmolkmosque  #reflections  #reflection  #stunningview  #amazingarchitecture  #stunningarchitecture  #beautifularchitecture  #mosque  #shiraz  #iran  #visitiran  #oldcity  #beautifulcity  #architecture  #pondreflection  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #mynikonlife  #nikond5000  #nikonaustralia 
More ruins at Persepolis. I wonder if the dramatic landscape behind was so dry and barren when this city was built a couple of millennia ago. Or maybe it was just like this because we visited at the tail-end of summer.

#ruins #grandcity #grandarchitecture #amazingarchitecture #amazinghistory #persepolis #persian #achaemenid #dramaticsky #dramatic #desertcity #barrenlandscape #oldcity #travelplanet #travellerau #travel #adventures #iran #fars #mynikonlife #nikond750 #nikonaustralia #moonscape
More ruins at Persepolis. I wonder if the dramatic landscape behind was so dry and barren when this city was built a couple of millennia ago. Or maybe it was just like this because we visited at the tail-end of summer. #ruins  #grandcity  #grandarchitecture  #amazingarchitecture  #amazinghistory  #persepolis  #persian  #achaemenid  #dramaticsky  #dramatic  #desertcity  #barrenlandscape  #oldcity  #travelplanet  #travellerau  #travel  #adventures  #iran  #fars  #mynikonlife  #nikond750  #nikonaustralia  #moonscape