Photographer's Note

** Iranian Architecture **

Yazd is a pretty old town and has always played a major role in Persia's long long history. Surprisingly enough, Yazd never made it to capital of an empire during all those centuries. However there are enough historical monuments for any travelers taste.
The tomb of Sayyid Rukn ad-Din dates form the 14-th century. The Time and Hour (Vaqt-u-Saat) Mosque is all that remains of a complex erected to his orders known as the Institute of Time and the Hour whose mechanical devices made it one of the wonders of the age.

The Friday Mosque is one of the major sights. Crowned by the highest minarets of all mosques in Persia, the protal's facade is decorated from top to bottom in dazzling tilework, predominantly blue in color. Within there is a long arcaded court where, behind a deep-set south-east Ivan, is a sanctuary chamber. This chamber, under a squat tiled dome, is exquisited decorated with faience mosaic: its tall faience Mihrab, dated 1365, is one of the finest of its kind in existence. The Mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings in Persia. The tilework has recently been skilfully restored and a modern library built to house the mosque's valuable collection of books and manuscripts.


Model: FinePix S9600
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/40
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 620/100 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 201 kb

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