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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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Shiraz, the heart of Persia

Between ancient Persian cities of Firuzabad, Persepolis, Bishapur and Pasargadae, there is one of the largest cities of Iran, the ancient and modern city of Shiraz with about one thousand beautiful buildings.

Isn't it the most beautiful building in the world:


Shah Cheragh (The king of Light) Mosque in Shiraz, 12th century, Salghurid period









Another beautiful mosque:





A large Castle:





A historical Garden:





A Turkish Bath:





A Bazaar:



A Church:





A Shrine:





In the City:











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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:17 AM   #2
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Cool. I've got a few Shiraz pic...

Baghe Eram
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Shrine of Shah Cheragh
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Old June 6th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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My Father still talks about this city. He said this was the best place he visited ever. When you think of Shiraz, its all about Hafiz.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 04:58 PM   #4
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Quote:
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When you think of Shiraz, its all about Hafiz.

That is very true
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Old June 6th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #5
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Shiraz

Persian: Shrz


City in southwestern Iran with 1.1 million inhabitants (2005 estimate), around 200 km from the Persian Gulf, at an elevation of 1,486 metres above sea level in the Zagros Mountains. It is the capital of Pars province with 4.4 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 121,825 km.

The economical base for Shiraz is commerce of products from the surrounding region, where grapes, citrus fruits, cotton and rice is produced. Of Shiraz own industries, cement, sugar, fertilizer, textile products, wood products, metalwork and rugs dominate.

Landmarks in Shiraz include the tombs of the celebrated Persian poets Hafez and Saadi, both lived in the city; the 9th century Atigh Friday Mosque, the 14th century Shah Cheragh shrine, the 17th century Great Library and the 19th century Nizar-e Molk mosque. The ruins of Persepolis lies about 60 km northeast.

Shiraz has been the capital of Iran several times. University of Shiraz was founded in 1945.

Shiraz has a moderate climate, with mild summers and winters.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #6
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Freedom Shiraz looks more beautiful then what I imagined. You are
very right! The most beautiful architect in the world!Is Shiraz considered the
economical city of Iran of Asfahan as I am assuming?

This is SO beautiful!

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Old June 6th, 2005, 11:26 PM   #7
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On the first post, 5th picture from the bottom, what is that building that is attached from the hill side? Looks like a very interesting building.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #8
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Quote:
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On the first post, 5th picture from the bottom, what is that building that is attached from the hill side? Looks like a very interesting building.
lol.. I dunno.. was looking at it with interest too. It looks like it will topple and cause a landslide. I wouldn't want to be on that balcony.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 07:29 PM   #9
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great pics thanx!!
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I visited most of these !
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Old June 13th, 2005, 04:14 AM   #11
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hi, i am an indian with tamil ethnicity,but i also have iranian blood, since our ancestors fled iran after the fall of the sunni kingdom in 15th century (i guess but not sure).my community came from shiraz and kerman proviences.so i would like to see more city pictures of both siraz and kerman cities and their surrounding landscapes.

if you guys visit india , please do visit tamilnadu and especially southern tamilnadu.it is a very beautiful place ranging from desert like environment to thick evergreen forest in just 150 to 200 km range.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 04:20 AM   #12
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That's interesting, mohamed.

In Shiraz though, you will find many mausoleums dedicated to Sufi poets. They seemed to be a lot in that city.

A lot of Sunnis fled Iran also prior to or after the Shii'te revolution of 1979, and they were pretty smart in fleeing.. it's not so good for them over there.
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amazing! i hope to go to shiraz this summer
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Beautiful water feature.. those mountain like water feature or fountain things looks like the mountains in Iran..
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #16
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Shiraz. Its not Athens its Shiraz it not compairable with Athens. Shiraz has its own sharm.












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Old November 11th, 2005, 03:49 PM   #17
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wow i like ancient parsian architacture and history , it's fascinating!
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