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#PHOTOS: Tabriz, Iran

A general photo thread..

Old Caravanserai transformed into a hotel




Ancient baths in the caravanserai


Carpet seller in the bazaar. This city has excellent locally made carpets.


Pottery in the bazaar


Tomb of Poets






An old traditional house built in the 19th century. Now it's the school of architecture for a university.




The Tabriz City Hall


Blue Mosque






Sayyed Hamzeh Mosque


Outside the city


The Pars Hotel


Tabriz's most famous building.. the Elgoli
 

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Tabriz

Persian: Tabrîz

City in northwestern Iran with 1.3 million inhabitants at an elevation of about 1,400 metres above sea level. Tabriz is the capital of East Azerbaijan Province with 3.5 million inhabitants and has an area of 45,481 km².

The economical base of Tabriz is manufacturing, commerce and transportation. Local industries produce carpets, cement, textiles, food, footwear, soap, agricultural machinery, motorcycles and household appliances.

Tabriz is connected by road and railways to Teheran 800 km east, Maragheh 200 km south, and by road alone to Mahabad 300 km south and Khvoy 150 km northwest. Tabriz has an airport.

Central in Tabriz is the Blue Mosque, built in the 15th century, and a citadel, that was built as a mosque, from the 14th century. Another landmark is the 12-sided tomb of Mahmud Ghazan, ruler of the Mongol dynasty in Iran.

Tabriz university opened in 1946

Tabriz has a continental climate with hot and dry in summer and long and cold winters. The city lies in an earthquake zone, and the several earthquakes have destroyed many important buildings over the centuries.
 

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:eek2: :eek2: :eek2: omg! thats tabriz! i heard there was construction going on but i didnt know it was like that. what a nice city! ugh! i wish i had visited it while i was in iran.once question though, are they gonna renovate those mosques or have they started to?
 

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I stumbled upon this jackpot of photos taken by these European tourists, enjoy! :cheers:

Source: http://www.astrosurf.com/vdesnoux/iran/gallerie/









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^^ Gilgamesh, i realised that those pics were all taken in Tabriz! They are all from 2004 so they are recent!

gil, we should try and make that tabriz skyline pic you posted a banner for SSC!
 

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Gilgamesh said:
Very nice pics! :eek:

Where's this: http://www.astrosurf.com/vdesnoux/iran/gallerie/iran-163.jpg

Is that also tabriz? :runaway:
no, that is a villages.

Here is the road they took to get to Tabriz, they took pictures of villages along the way:



More info: The people who took these pics seem to be astronomers and came to the tabriz Observatory to look at Venus and give a lecture.

Here is one of the Venus pics they took:

 
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