Iran in spring 2003
Travel-Photos by a writer since 1968
3.jpg Caspian Sea
On the road from Ghazvin to Rasht
(10 photos by Mario Biondi)
27.jpg Ardebil
Ancient hometown of the Safavids
(14 photos by Mario Biondi)
34.jpg Tabriz
Bustling, noisy, friendly big town
(25 photos by Mario Biondi)
62.jpg Maraghé
Mongol capital of Hulegu Khan
(8 photos by Mario Biondi)
69.jpg Zanjan
One of the world capital of daggers, swords and katanas
(12 photos by Mario Biondi)
86.jpg Soltanye
One of the three biggest domes in the world
(16 photos by Mario Biondi)
94.jpg Takht-e-Soleyman
Huge, incredible ancient ritual site
(25 photos by Mario Biondi)
121.jpg Sanandaj
Capital of iranian Kurdistan
(15 photos by Mario Biondi)
136.jpg Kermanshah
Partially destroyed by Saddam bombs, but fascinating and very friendly
(53 photos by Mario Biondi)
209.jpg Hamedan
Ancient Ecbatana, capital of Cyrus and Darius
(37 photos by Mario Biondi)
239.jpg Ghazvin
Beatiful medieval town
(17 photos by Mario Biondi)
254.jpg Isfahan 1
A real paradise on Earth
(33 photos by Mario Biondi)
315.jpg Isfahan 2
Yes, a Paradise (Behesht)
(34 photos by Mario Biondi)
353.jpg Isfahan - Friday Mosque and more
I repeat: a Behesht (Paradise)
(44 photos by Mario Biondi)
289.jpg Isfahan Bridges
The Safavids built them
(46 photos by Mario Biondi)
427.jpg Shiraz
Hometown of Hafez, Sadi (poets) and Syrah (their wine)
(33 photos by Mario Biondi)
481.jpg Pasargadae
Ritual capital of Cyrus the Great
(22 photos by Mario Biondi)
485.jpg Nakht-e-Rostam
Achaemenid tombs and sasanid friezes near Persepolis
(16 photos by Mario Biondi)
505.jpg Rey and Varamin
Ancient towns near Tehran
(19 photos by Mario Biondi)
532.jpg Tehran - The Golestan
Palatial complex of the Shas
(26 photos by Mario Biondi)
551.jpg Tehran - Park-e-Shahr
Wonderful relax
(12 photos by Mario Biondi)
576.jpg Tehran - Museum of Contemporary Art
Real masterpieces but...
(10 photos by Mario Biondi)
562.jpg Tehran - Khomeini Square
Great but very friendly and colorful confusion
(3 photos by Mario Biondi)
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