Iran

Glasswork craftmanship at its best. These windows are some of the many found throughout the Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Tehran, Iran. A nearby mosque on the way to Abyaneh. Mountains are the typical backdrop to many small villages like Abyaneh. An Abyunaki woman wearing traditional clothes....

One of the tombs of an Achaemenid king at Naqsh-e Rustam. All four tombs are carved out of the rock face. A pool view of the Eram Garden. The colorful patterns of a mosaic at the Eram Garden. Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is surrounded by small...

While in Persepolis, a city located in the Fars Province of modern Iran, I was transported back to the Achaemenid era, an era more than 2,500 years old. Each pillar of this ceremonial palace resonated the labor set out by the first king of Persia-Cyrus...

“Everyone walks through life but it is those who look to learn from people coming from different walks of life that travel the farthest." [caption id="attachment_4460" align="alignnone" width="500"] Typical "qahveh-khaneh"-a gathering place to drink tea or coffee. Traditionally male, this particular qahveh-khaneh is in open-air and...