Esfahan, chosen and designed capital under Shah Abbas I, was reconstituted with so many new mosques, palaces, bridges, avenues and parks that even European travelers wrote rapturously of its beauties. Chardin, a dependable observer according to Arthur Upham Pope, reports that in 1666 Esfahan had 162 mosques, 48 madrasas (schools), 182 caravansaries and 173 baths. The great maydan (square) at Esfahan, scene of maneuvers, processions, games, and especially polo, is surrounded by two-storied arcades which focus on the recessed portal of the Masjid-e Imam (Imam mosque, formerly called the Shah Mosque).
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jjcordier (79297) 2012-02-21 6:22
Remarquable détail architectural d'une grande finesse et très bien mis en valeur dans cette bonne photo.
MGHPARSI (1025) 2012-02-23 2:26
Great and perfect angle of shot!
The colors are very nice.
Atousa (7131) 2012-02-23 23:37
An excellent shot!.. great composition n details.. well done.
Best regards, Atousa
- Copyright: Mehrdad Tadjdini (mehrdad-t) (4052)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon CoolPix P80
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 6:15