Soltani Mosque of Boroujerd by asadi-s (108)
tuberose2461 (127) 2006-09-21 3:51
I like this photo for its soft colors and the sense of comfort that it gives me. For Will Jackson who has written above: the head is not overexposed the whiteness is because of the silk scarf that the woman is wearing which are in fashion these days in Iran.
More info on the mosque:
The Soltani Mosque of Borujerd is a beautiful and large mosque in the centre of Borujerd City. This monument was built in the Qajar period atop the ruins of an older mosque. The older mosque was probably built in 10th century A.D. Soltani means related to Sultan which refers to Fathali Shah Qajar who ordered to rebuilt this building.
The stone inscription on the surface of its western portico bear the date 1248 A.H. [1832/3 A.D], and on the wooden door opening on Ja’fari Avenue, the date 1291 A.H. [1874/5] can be read. This wooden door is of great artistic value.
The plan of the mosque is of the four-arced type, with three main entrances. The western entrance gives access to the Great Bazaar of Borujerd. The mosque’s yard measures 61×47 m, and the roof arch of the southern prayer all has a height of approximately 17 m. the interior decorations of the mosque consist of handsome tile works stucco carving and ‘moqarnas’ chiseling. The stones of the northern portico’s main base are also decorated with very fine patterns.
Soltani Mosque of Borujerd was known as Masjed Shah in Pahlavi era and today it is called Masjed-e Imam Khomeini. It is nationally registered and protected.
Address: Corner of Ja’fari Street, Safa Street, Borujerd, Iran
Lonely Planet, therefore I travel by starbug (6924)
tuberose2461 (127) 2006-09-13 4:01
Thanx for posting this brilliant photo.
You have shown me an aspect of my beloved country that I have never seen before.
On behalf of all the Iranians, I would like to welcome you to our country and simply say "khosh Amadid" which says it all.
Traditional Music by blakitan (1311)
tuberose2461 (127) 2006-08-29 1:29
thanx for this great shot!
As you have said these people are here to welcome you, on thier shirts they have written "Khosh Amadid" which means "well come" or welcome in Persian.
I hope u have a happy trip to my country and please accept our warmest " Khosh Amadid".
what the Kings Dreem? by mzmehr (918)
tuberose2461 (127) 2006-08-16 6:30
Salam Mohammad khan,
You didn't provide an explanation. I will do it for you.
Dariush Grand Hotel (opened 2005), the world -class five star hotel with over 200 guest rooms and classic suits,
conformed with the latest universal standards and located at eastern sandy beaches of Kish Island.
The feature and style of the five star hotel is a reminder of Perspolis as a symbol of the glory and splendor of the ancient Iranian civilization.
The Nation Gate of Perspolis Palace designed at the entrance of the hotel reflects the hospitality of the Iranian Nation who always present a warm welcome to the guests and visitors from the all the Nations around the world.
Dolphin Park, the exotic 10000 square meters located at the south east corner of Kish Island, is one of the award winning tourism projects in the globe.
The beautiful package of the amenities surrounded by over 12000 palm trees and fantastic greenery turned the area
as one of the greatest tourism potential to attract a lot of people from around the world.
A collection of Dolphin Atrium, Butterfly Garden, Silk warm Compound, Exotic Birds Garden, The World of Orchids and Cactus Garden are all gathered in one place just in Kish Island to amuse and present a wonderful time to the visitors from all over the world.
Thanx for posting