The charming city of Yazd is famous for its typical desert architecture, and among the most distinguished features are by all means the badgirs, or wind catchers, as they are romantically reworded in English. The first thing you will notice ambling about the city, or better climbing up to the terraces of the many makeshift handicraft shops, is a forest of badgirs, a majestic sweep stretching as far as the eyes can see here. http://bit.ly/1r5mv79
The tomb of the great poet Abolqassem Ferdowsi, can be accounted for a place of ‘worship’ so to be called by the lovers of Farsi Literature. This renowned historical site has brought fame for the city of Toos. The construction of this tomb began in the year 1928 and work came to an end in 1934. In the year 1964 a few changes were made in the structure. The internal walls of the tomb are adorned with sculptures depicting scenes from the ‘Shahnameh’.
Alighapoo Palace The Guinea on the west side of the palace to the state house is located in Shah Square and the Palace foundations were poured in the era of Timur’s successor, but in 1018 AH Shah Abbas I, on the other five floors was built on the first floor was changes. Each floor of this House has its own decorations.
A potters paradise? Man, look at that seam of dark red clay running through the mountains. Red indicates a high Iron content in the clay, usually an indicator of the Temperature the clay matures at when fired. It's interesting how the red Iron oxide from the hills has colored everything surrounding.
The Niavarān Palace Complex traces its origin to a garden in Niavaran, Tehran, that was used by Nasir al-Din Shah as a summer residence. The palace erected by Nasir al-Din Shah in this garden was originally referred to as The Niavarān Palace and was later renamed The Sahebqaraniyeh Palace.
However, the churches of Maryam for anyone who wishes to trace Atse Menelik’s legacy, visiting St Mary (Maryam) church is important as it was here where Menelik II was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in 1889 and his image hangs on its walls and the Archangel Raguel remain within the old imperial compound on Entoto.