Tag: Shiraz

Vakil mosque, stunning Zand-era example of Islamic architecture

Granted, Nasir ul-Molk mosque is stunning, especially if you go early in the morning when the sun seeps through the stained-glass windows creating gorgeous reflections on the carpet. However, Shiraz boasts yet another beautiful historical worship ...

Persepolis and Pasargadae, traveling for a glimpse into Iran’s glorious history

Many are the posts I've already written about the capital of Iran's Fars province, describing the romance Shiraz never fails to evoke and the colors and reflections of the enchanted Nasir al-Mulk mosque from inside and outside. However, I realized I ...

Romance in Shiraz with the blessing of Hafez and Saadi

Hafez mausoleum in Shiraz surrounded by lush vegetation "My beloved is brighter than the sun, Put in the heavens, my only one. Placed the hearts upon the earth To watch the sun's daily run." ∼ Hafez, Rubaiyat 08 When you think of Iran ...

Pearls of travel wisdom from Shirazi poet Saadi

The building of Saadi mausoleum in Shiraz "A traveller without observation is a bird without wings" Saadi Shirazi, Iranian poet. Being this one of my favorite travel quote, could I go to Shiraz and not visit Saadi's mausoleum? Of course not. ...

Lights and shadows, a psychedelic journey inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz – The interior

Fascinating kaleidoscope of lights inside Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz My previous post focused on the exterior of beautiful Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz, and, as promised, here I am with a photo tour of its interior. A fascinating interplay ...

Kaleidoscopic wanderings, the mesmerizing beauty of Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz – The exterior

Shiraz might not be as big as Tehran nor as filled with world famous attractions as Isfahan (except Persepolis, the historic attraction par excellence), but it doesn't really matter. Shiraz is the city of poets and nightingales, enough to make it ...